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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The Colonel said you were a writer . What do you write ? ” " Stories , " replied
Ashenden . . “ Detective stories ? ” " No . " " Why not ? They are the only ones I
read . If I were a writer I should write detective stories . " “ They are very difficult .
It was plain enough that they were coming from Germany and the writer was
neither English , French , nor German . Why did he write in English ? ... A Jap
would write English and so would an Indian . I came to the conclusion that Giulia '
You English , you cannot paint , you cannot model , you cannot write music . " "
Some of us can at times write pleasing verses , " said Ashenden , with good
humour , for it was not his business to be put out , and , he did not know why , two
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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