THE SECRET AGENT

By (author)JOSEPH CONRAD

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Set in London with revolution and counter-revolution as backdrop, The Secret Agent introduces the reader to a ruthless world of espionage and counter-espionage. Laymen, pawns in the big game, are the true victims. Conrad’s own personal experiences enrich the story with an intense emotional appeal.
ISBN: 8171674909
Publisher: RUPA & CO
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Author: JOSEPH CONRAD

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8171674909

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Publication Date

2003

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292

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Born to Polish parents in 1857, Joseph Conrad was brought up by his uncle after his father’s death in 1969. After learning classics and German, at the age of 16, he started working in French ships based in Marseilles. On one occasion, troubled by lack of money, he attempted suicide. In 1878 he began to work in British ships, after which he learned English and became a British citizen in 1886. His first major work, Almayer’s Folly was published in 1895. In that year, after 20 years of life at sea, he settled down in London to devote himself to writing. His extensive output includes The Nigger of Narcissus(1897), Lord Jim(1900), Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether(1902), Typhoon(1903), Nostromo(1904), The Secret Agent(1907), Under Western Eyes(1911), Chance(1913) and Shadow-Line(1917).

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