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The secret agent [electronic resource] / Joseph Conrad.

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  • ISBN: 9781860153068 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1860153062 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Lincolnshire] : Assembled Stories, 2008.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 11:45:22.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Peter Joyce.
Summary, etc.: Inspired by an... actual terrorist attack on Greenwich Laboratory in 1894 'The Secret Agent' is arguably Conrad's greatest work Mr Verloc, the spy, is roused to action by his masters. He is to instigate an act 'of destructive ferocity so absurd as to be incomprehensible, inexplicable, almost unthinkable; in fact, mad'. All does not run smoothly however and leads to Mr Verloc's wife, Winnie, demonstrating how quickly rational equilibrium can change to frenzied destruction...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 168988 KB; MP3 file size: 331227 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: London (England) > Fiction.
Conspiracies > Fiction.
Anarchists > Fiction.
Bombings > Fiction.
Genre: Spy stories.

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