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The Secret Agent : A Simple Tale, Joseph Conrad

Label
The Secret Agent : A Simple Tale
Title
The Secret Agent
Title remainder
A Simple Tale
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Conrad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the time Joseph Conrad (1857{u2013}1924) produced this novel in 1907, terrorism had torn its way through London: Victoria station had been partially destroyed, the House of Commons damaged, and Scotland Yard attacked with dynamite. Conrad's story is set in 1886, at the height of these troubles, and was inspired by the 1894 attempt to bomb Greenwich Observatory. Written just after Nostromo (1904), it is a marked departure from Conrad's usual seafaring form and plunges the reader into the claustrophobic, grimy world of late nineteenth-century London. Mr Adolf Verloc - anarchist, spy, and purveyor of pornographic material - heads a cast of shadowy characters all affected directly or indirectly by the anarchist organisation to which he belongs. Although critics acknowledged its power, the novel and its dark subject matter were uneasily received in Conrad's lifetime. This reissue of the first edition confirms the book's place as a classic of twentieth-century fiction
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1857-1924
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Conrad, Joseph
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
S4 1907
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Fiction and poetry
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  • Conspiracies
  • Bombings
  • Anarchists
  • London (England)
Label
The Secret Agent : A Simple Tale, Joseph Conrad
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139541183
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 442 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108057134
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Secret Agent : A Simple Tale, Joseph Conrad
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139541183
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 442 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108057134
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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