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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Do you mean to say that happened the other day ? " “ The week before last . " "
Impossible , ” cried Ashenden . “ Why , we ' ve been putting that incident on the
stage for sixty years , we ' ve written it in a thousand novels . Do you mean to say
said R . The “ What do you mean by macaroni ? ” answered Ashenden . “ It is like
asking me an if I like poetry . I like Keats and Wordsworth and Verlaine and
Goethe . When you say macaroni , do you mean spaghetti , tagliatelli , rigatoni ...
What do you mean by that ? Do you mean that if I do everything in my power and
fail , that . . . " She looked at Ashenden with wild eyes . “ Yes , it means either you
or him . " She staggered . She put her hand to her heart 131 GIULIA LAZZARI.
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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