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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for so many years ? Perhaps at the moment of death a love for her country , a
love that had been dead for half a century , awakened again in her — ( " I ' m silly
to fancy these idiotic things , " thought Ashenden , " it ' s cheap and tawdry fiction .
You know the kind of thing . Popular Spanish music and a mantilla , a fan and a
high comb . She ' s been dancing all over Europe for the last ten years . " " Is she
any good ? " " No , rotten . She ' s been in the provinces in England and she ' s ...
What are they going to do with his things ? " " I don ' t know . Why ? " Then she
said something that confounded Ashenden . It was the last thing he expected . "
He had a wrist - watch that I gave him last Christmas . It cost twelve pounds .
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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