The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket.
In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho.
His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verlac must deal with the repercussions of his actions.
- Classic fiction
- Paperback / softback
- Publication Date:
- Penguin Books, Limited
- Country of origin:
- United Kingdom
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