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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from page 208 the novel becomes compelling in the description of the horror of what has happened and how the characters get caught up in the consequences. This line is at the apex of the chaos.
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from page 208 the novel becomes compelling in the description of the horror of what has happened and how the characters get caught up in the consequences. This line is at the apex of the chaos.