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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is the greatest instrument for good that the world has ever seen , but having a
German wife I naturally see a good deal of the reverse of the medal . You don ' t
have to tell me that the Germans have faults , but frankly I ' m not prepared to
there was always the chance that Caypor had made the slip on purpose to see by
Ashenden ' s face whether he noticed anything . Caypor got up . " There is my
wife . We go for a walk up one of the mountains every afternoon . I can tell you ...
It ' s the greatest grief of my life that owing to my wife ' s nationality I was unable to
do any war work . I tried to enlist the day war broke out , but they wouldn ' t have
me on account of my age , but I don ' t mind telling you , if the war goes on much ...
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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