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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I shall give the night - porter orders to wake me when everything is over .
Fortunately the nights are long now and if everything goes well we may be able
to get the body away before it is light . ” Ashenden went back into the room and ...
Of course there was the Villa , the great leafy garden facing the bay in which
stood the aquarium ; that was deserted at night and very dark ; things happened
there that did not bear the light of day and prudent persons after dusk avoided its
But if she wants to go to - night of course she can . Will you give the agents at the
station instructions to let her pass ? " " I shall be at the station myself , " said Felix .
Ashenden once more climbed the hill . It was night now , a cold , bright night ...
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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