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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Ashenden immediately thought of three reasons the detectives might have given
for seeking an interview with him and he wished that he were on terms sufficiently
familiar with them to make the suggestions . This was really an insult to the ...
She must be well over eighty , " thought Ashenden . She did not look human , but
like a doll , the caricature of an old , old witch that an ironic toymaker had amused
himself with modelling . She lay perfectly still on her back , the tiny little body ...
You would have thought that I should be angry with her for making such a fool of
me , me who had never known what it was not to gratify my smallest whim ; I did
not believe that she refused me to inflame my desires , I believed that she told the
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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