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 had often heard people tell him that he possessed character and he reflected
that people judge hastily in the affairs of life because they judge on insufficient
evidence : they had never seen him in a hot , but diminishingly hot , bath .
He talked with precision , using a copious vocabulary and forming his sentences
with deliberation ; he never used a short word when a longer one would do ; he
never paused . He went on and on . It was not a torrent , for there was nothing ...
... character : when she had a toothache Vladimir Semenovich suffered the
agonies of the damned and when her heart was wrung by the suffering of her
unhappy country Vladimir Semenovich might well have wished he had never
been born .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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