Ashenden; Or, The British Agent
Based on the author's experience in the Intelligence Department during the First World War. All stories feature Ashenden, a writer by profession, drawn into the events of war through the undercover intelligence.
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asked Ashenden . He put out all the lamps but the one by the bedside and then
sat down again . He had a longing to smoke . Once more his eyes were held by
those other eyes in which was all that remained alive of that old , old woman .
he asked Ashenden . " I ' m going to ask one of these girls to have a turn with me .
" He got up and Ashenden watched him go up to one who had at least flashing
eyes and white teeth to recommend her ; she rose and he put his arm round her .
She ' s asked him to meet her on the road that leads to Evian at ten o ' clock to -
night so that they can talk of it again , and she ' s ... asked Ashenden . ... He
repeated again and again that he could not come , and begged her not to ask
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review