The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad

The Secret Agent

By Joseph Conrad

  • Release Date: 1907-01-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 252 Ratings)

Description

The story is set in London in 1886 and deals largely with the life of Mr. Verloc and his job as a spy. The novel deals broadly with the notions of anarchism, espionage, and terrorism.

Reviews

  • What's the point?

    1
    By SamoussaUSA
    Ok so it's artfully written and brilliantly descriptive - The Secret Agent is also a page turner as it progresses. If your goal is to have your sense of compassion vigorously exercised only to see its objects mercilessly offed by the author while the bad guys go their merry way - this book is for you. For me I want my wasted time back. And talk about a pointless subplot with the Police. Wuthering Heights was more life-affirming than this nihilistic wasteland.

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