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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Ashenden reflected that had he known anything of the technique of the theatre
Bernard would have been aware that it was useless to make a gesture that had
no ulterior meaning . " You refuse to give me the money ? " " Certainly . " The spy '
But he was intrigued to discover , what he had not known before , that there was
someone in Geneva part of whose duties at all events was to keep an eye on him
. There was evidently someone who had orders to see that he did not neglect ...
... from Switzerland , was first sent there , R . , wishing him to see the sort of
reports that he would be required to obtain , handed him the communications , a
sheaf of typewritten documents , of a man known in the secret service as Gustay .
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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