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 gave a general account of his stay in Germany and answered Ashenden ' s
careful questions . He was by calling ... restaurant near one of the Rhine bridges ,
which gave him good opportunity to get the information that was required of him .
She gave him a glance , seemed to hesitate , and then , still without a word , took
one . He struck a match and , lighting it , looked at her . He was surprised . For
some reason he had expected her to be fair , perhaps from some notion that an ...
Ashenden gave the postcard to an agent who was waiting to take it to Pontarlier
and then made his way along the crowded train to his sleeping - car . It was bright
and sunny , though cold , next morning when they reached their destination .
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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