The Secret Agent
by Joseph Conrad
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Penguin inaugurates a series of revised editions of Conrad's finest works, with new introductions In a corrupt London underworld of criminals, terrorists, and fanatics, Mr. Verloc is assigned to plant a bomb. The tragic repercussions for his family show how Conrad's ironic voice is concerned not with politics but with the terrible fates of ordinary people.

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(of peculiar patrons)
"They seemed created for the Italian restaurant, unless the Italian restaurant had been perchance created for them. But that last hypothesis was unthinkable, since one could not place them anywhere outside those special establishments. One never met these enigmatic persons elsewhere"
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Account deletedAnonymous added a quotation
(of peculiar patrons)
"They seemed created for the Italian restaurant, unless the Italian restaurant had been perchance created for them. But that last hypothesis was unthinkable, since one could not place them anywhere outside those special establishments. One never met these enigmatic persons elsewhere"
119

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Account deletedAnonymous
love this description of 'locals' - could equally describe a particular pub...
Account deletedAnonymous
love this description of 'locals' - could equally describe a particular pub...