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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But she was so beautiful , I turned my face away when I drew the knife with all my
strength across her lovely throat . Without awaking she passed from sleep to
death . ” He stopped and stared frowning at the four cards that still lay , their
When he put it in the Indian ' s hand he turned frightfully pale ( " I should never
have thought an Indian could turn that colour , " he said ) and turned it over and
over in his hand as though he could not understand what his own letter was
Caypor stopped and Ashenden fele that his eyes were turned in his direction .
Mrs . Caypor had noticed the arrival of a stranger and had drawn her husband ' s
attention to it . Ashenden turned the page of the book he was pretending to read ...
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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