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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William Somerset Maugham. in the direction of Geneva , but could see no lights ,
and the sleet , turning into snow , prevented him from recognizing the landmarks .
Lake Leman , on fine days so trim and pretty , artificial like a piece of water in a ...
It ' s the maid . Open . I have something to say to tion and they were no less
pucalized that he was cos you . " Cursing , Ashenden turned on his light , ran a
hand through his thinning and rumpled hair ( for like Julius Cæsar he disliked
It was light still and from the top of the hill he saw the steamer pulling out . It was
an anxious moment and instinctively he quickened his steps . Suddenly he saw
someone running towards him and recognized the man who had taken the letter .
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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