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 looked through the cards , set some of them on one side on a system
Ashenden did not understand , shuffled the remainder and once more put them in
little piles . “ The cards warned me , I will never deny that , their warning was clear
I devised a murder story once , but the murder was so ingenious that I could
never find a way of bringing it home to the murderer , and after all , one of the
conventions of the detective story is that the mystery should in the end be solved
and the ...
To Ashenden ' s astonishment he showed a peculiar knowledge of the mountain
flowers . Once he went out of the way to pick one he saw a little distance from the
path and brought it back to his wife . He looked at it tenderly . “ Isn ' t it lovely ?
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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