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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The Mexican proposed that they should walk and in that quarter , at that hour ,
there would have been little chance of finding a cab ; but the sky was starry . It
was a summer night and the air was still . The silence walked beside them like
On Mrs . Caypor ' s brow was an uneasy frown and Ashenden could not but think
with apprehension of that hour ' s conversation a day that he was going to
exchange with her . Heaven only knew how he would have to rack his brain for ...
Ashenden thought of her sitting there hour after hour with that hideous fear
gnawing at her heart . Who could help feeling sorry for her ? The time hung
heavy on his hands too . He read a good deal and wrote a little , he hired a canoe
and went ...
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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