Lunchtime Classics Book Club: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
We will be discussing The Secret Agent on Wednesday 13th September at 12.30pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us.
The Secret Agent is Joseph Conrad’s dark satire on English society, edited with an introduction and notes by Michael Newton in Penguin Classics.In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verloc, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verloc must deal with the repercussions of his actions.
Paperback; 320 pages; 240g;