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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He sat by the bedside and again his eyes met Miss King ' s . It was embarrassing
to encounter that unshrinking stare . " Don ' t worry yourself , Miss King . You ' ve
had a slight stroke . I ' m sure your speech will come back to you in a minute .
Once more his eyes were held by those other eyes in which was all that
remained alive of that old , old woman . He felt certain that she had something
that she wanted urgently to say to him . But what was it ? What was it ? Perhaps
she had ...
Tears sprang to his eyes and rolled down his cheeks . ... When he got on board
he looked about , but did not see him , then he caught sight of him , huddled up in
an ulster with his hat drawn down over his eyes , standing alone in the bows .
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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