The Secret Agent

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The Secret Agent, A Simple Tale  (1907) 
by Joseph Conrad

The story is set in London in 1886 and deals with Mr. Adolf Verloc and his work as a spy for an unnamed country (presumably Russia). The Secret Agent is one of Conrad's later political novels in which he moved away from his former tales of seafaring. The novel deals broadly with anarchism, espionage and terrorism. It also deals with exploitation of the vulnerable in Verloc's relationship with his brother-in-law Stevie, who has a learning difficulty. Excerpted from The Secret Agent on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

THE SECRET AGENT
A SIMPLE TALE


First Published . . . September 1907
Second Edition . . . October 1907


TO
H. G. WELLS

THE CHRONICLER OF MR LEWISHAM'S LOVE
THE BIOGRAPHER OF KIPPS AND THE
HISTORIAN OF THE AGES TO COME

THIS SIMPLE TALE OF THE XIX CENTURY
IS AFFECTIONATELY OFFERED

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1924, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 95 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.