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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"How can a political philosophy based on the peaceful virtues of consideration for the oppressed and an impassioned desire to end their oppression so easily become a force reliant on oppressive violence?"
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"How can a political philosophy based on the peaceful virtues of consideration for the oppressed and an impassioned desire to end their oppression so easily become a force reliant on oppressive violence?"
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