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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I ' m afraid you ' re feeling very ill , Miss King . " It seemed to him that a flash of
anger crossed her eyes and Ashenden could not but imagine that she was
exasperated by his futile words . " You do not mind waiting ? " asked the doctor .
Perhaps she had asked him only because , feeling death near , she had had a
sudden yearning , she the exile of so many years , to die with someone of her
own people , so long forgotten , by her side . That was what the doctor thought .
I am not feeling well . ” Before Ashenden could say anything she had flung
nervously from the room , and in the evening he got a note from her to say that
she regretted that she rnust discontinue giving him conversation lessons . She
gave no ...
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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