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 ' s the best fellow we ' ve got , ” said R . " His information is always very full
and circumstantial . I want you to give his reports your very best attention . Of
course Gustav is a clever little chap , but there ' s no reason why we shouldn ' t
get just ...
The landlady bustled away and Ashenden went upstairs . Dinner was at seven ,
and , wishing to be in the diningroom before anyone else so that he could take
stock of his fellow - guests as they entered , he went down as soon as he heard
Byring rather reminds me of a fellow I knew when I was a very junior clerk at the F
. O . I won ' t tell you his name because he ' s by way of being very well - known
now and highly respected . He ' s made a great success of his career . There is ...
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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