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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Meanwhile he felt the clothes , rapidly but with care , as he took them out . There
were no papers of any sort in the suit - case . Then he took out his knife and slit
the lining . It was a cheap piece and the lining was gummed to the material of ...
It seemed to him that Mrs . Caypor loved her husband because she was of a
stronger character than he and because she felt his dependence on her ; she
loved him for his admiration of her , and you might guess that till she met him this
He had at this interview to make a certain decision and the hesitation he felt
about it had lurked throughout the evening at the back of his mind like a malaise
that had only to become a little more definite to be felt as pain . For Herbartus ...
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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