The Secret Agent

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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Genre: Classics
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD46364
Released: Sep 03, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094014456
Narrator/s: David Horovitch
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Description

Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be "a simple tale" proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations. Based on the text which Conrad's first English readers enjoyed, this new edition includes a full and up-to-date bibliography, a comprehensive chronology and a critical introduction which describes Conrad's great London novel as the realization of a "monstrous town, "a place of idiocy, madness, criminality, and butchery. It also discusses contemporary anarchist activity in the UK, imperialism, and Conrad's narrative techniques.

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CD
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number DC297
Released: Aug 03, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400118090
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Narrator(s): Ralph Cosham
Product Number DD5662
Released: Jan 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441728371
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Narrator(s): David Horovitch
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD14816
Released: Sep 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843798675
eAudio
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number Z100088231
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400198092
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Narrator(s): Ralph Cosham
Product Number Z100096361
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481577311
eBook
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Product Number EB00609936
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780007477500
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00796952
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486114729
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Product Number EB00162661
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780679641278
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Product Number EB00401146
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9781101126899
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00626758
Released: Nov 16, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443447652
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Author(s): Joseph Conrad
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00680018
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625581853

Professional reviews

"ConradÕs fine character study of a lazy, disaffected secret agent in Victorian London, whose desire for a paycheck from his shadowy masters produces a disaster, is one of the worldÕs great novels. ItÕs also slow to start, which is why the excellent David Horovitch is so vital. His attentive pacing highlights ConradÕs beautiful language and minute social observations without contributing longeur, thus keeping the listener interested as the plot develops. His warm, rich tone and English accent are a pleasure to hear. And once the action kicks in, his characterizations of gravel-voiced Eastern-European wanna-be terrorists, plummy government officials, and put-upon London shopkeepers illuminate the points that Conrad is making and add to the drama. This is an excellent and timely reissue of a profound novel. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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