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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up ; she was not very beautiful , I had had a hundred more beautiful , but she had
something that took my fancy and I told the old woman who kept the house to
send her to me . You will know her when you go to Mexico City ; they call her La ...
to , ammunition to get , orders to give ; I was so besotted over this woman that I
could attend to nothing . " 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
But in the pressure of Caypor ' s chubby hand on his wife ' s shoulder and in the
fugitive trembling of her lips Ashenden had divined that this unprepossessing
woman and that mean fat man were joined together by a deep and sincere love .
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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