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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No , " said Ashenden , " I shall go to the station and read . ” “ You ' d both of you
better have a whisky and soda before you go , hadn ' t you ? What about it ,
Manuel ? ” " It is very kind of you , but I never drink anything but champagne and
You must get to the station a couple of hours before the train starts . There ' s al .
ways an awful scrimmage and if you ' re not there in good time someone will
pinch your seat . " The train started at midnight and Ashenden dined with
Benedict at ...
He would yield to force , but to nothing else , and if they touched him he would
register a complaint with the Consul at once . He said all this and a great deal
more to the station - master , who of course had no notion what he was talking
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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