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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Pay no attention to my letters . Danger . I love you . Sweetheart . Don ' t come . ”
He put it in his pocket , gave the boatman fifty francs , and went home to bed . But
the next day when he went to see Giulia Lazzari he found her door locked .
She walked slowly to the door ; but the colonel stopped to say a word to a Swiss
who might have been a local attorney , and when she reached it she stood there ,
bowed and with a sheep - like look , patiently waiting for her husband to come ...
Suddenly his door was burst open and Anastasia Alexandrovna Alung into the
room . She had lost her hat and was dishevelled . She was panting . Her eyes
were starting out of her head and she was obviously in a state of great excitement
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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
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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