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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A little way off two fat citizens of Geneva , with black beards , were playing
dominoes , and on the other side a young ... One of the things that had bothered
Ashenden was the possibility that he would be arrested before he 1 finished his
Ashenden could not but wonder why he had been asked to play . He had ( he
flattered himself ) few illusions about himself , and so far as bridge was
concerned none . He knew that he was a good player of the second class , but he
had played ...
Do not play piquet with people you don ' t know . " Ashenden was somewhat ...
You do not play piquet worse than most piquet players . It is not that . ... One plays
cards to win money and there is no sense in losing . " " I thought it was only in ...
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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