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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It appears that there have been a good many complaints lately of the noise that
people make when they come out of the Casino late at night . We wish to know if
you personally have been troubled by the disturbance . It is evident that as your ...
Do you wish to see Chandra ? " She started . " No , no . ” " There is no need . I
thought you might care to . " She did not weep . Ashenden supposed that she had
exhausted all her emotion . She seemed apathetic . " A telegram will be sent to ...
... paints a woman of breeding you know that it is a woman of breeding and not a
trollop . " " It is a charming gift , " said Ashenden . “ Can he also paint a slut and
make her look like one ? " " He could . Now doubtless he would scarcely wish to .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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