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 asked Ashenden whether he played écarté and when Ashenden told him that
he did not suggested piquet . This was a game that Ashenden was not unfamiliar
with so they settled the stakes and began . Since both were in favour of quick ...
In a little while Mrs . Caypor suggested that they had better be starting back and
they wandered together in the shade of trees down the mountain paths .
Ashenden was watchful . He could do nothing ( and his inactivity irked him ) but
wait with ...
It was soon clear that he was pleased with Dr . Egon Orth and so without further
to do he suggested that here was the perfect interpreter for him . " He talks
Russian like a Russian . But he ' s an Ameri . can citizen so that he won ' t do you
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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