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The Secret Agent

  • Type: Book
  • Length: 442 pages

The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale

Set in London, England, in 1886, The Secret Agent is a 1907 spy novel by Polish author Joseph Conrad. - AsNotedIn

Mr Verloc, going out in the morning, left his shop nominally in charge of his brother-in-law. It could be done, because there was very little business at any time, and practically none at all before the evening. Mr Verloc cared but little about his ostensible business. And, moreover, his wife was in charge of his brother-in-law.
Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent




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Places
  • Belgrave Square, London But when he went out he seemed to experience a great difficulty in finding his way back to his temporary home in the Belgravian square.
  • Greenwich Park, Greenwich The whole civilised world has heard of Greenwich. The very boot-blacks in the basement of Charing Cross Station know something of it. See?
  • Guildhall, London One evening, three days before the Guildhall Banquet, he sent word that he wanted to see me for a moment.
  • London, England The shop was small, and so was the house. It was one of those grimy brick houses which existed in large quantities before the era of reconstruction dawned upon London.
  • Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Greenwich The concussion made him tingle all over. He ran between the trees towards the Observatory.
  • Soho, London, The change from the Belgravian square to the narrow street in Soho affected her legs adversely.
  • West End London, Some time later, a month or so after my promotion to Chief Inspector, my attention was attracted to a big burly man, I thought I had seen somewhere before, coming out in a hurry from a jeweller's shop in the Strand.

Timeline

Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1907/09/00 Joseph Conrad Author First edition of "The Secret Agent" by Joseph Conrad is published by Methuen and Co, 36 Essex Street, Strand, WC, London. California House London
1907/10/00 Methuen and Co Publisher Methuen and Co, 36 Essex Street WC, London, publish the second edition of "The Secret Agent" by Joseph Conrad. California House London

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Particulars for The Secret Agent:
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Profession Espionage the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain information
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Vehicle Four-wheeled Cab, Clarence or the Growler A closed, four-wheeled carriage, it was glass-fronted and seated four passengers in relative comfort.
Utility Gaslight a type of lamp in which an incandescent mantle is heated by a jet of burning gas
Vehicle Hansom Cab nimble, 2 wheeled horse-drawn carriage accommodating two inside, with the driver seated behind, named after its founder A J Hansom.
Narrative Arts Mystery something not understood or beyond understanding
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Art Type Novel long form fiction narrative that is at least 40,000 words in length
Vehicle Omnibus horse drawn vehicle design to seat 12 passengers, originated in Paris and was brought to England by the coachbuilder George Shillibeer in 1829
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Science Psychological of, affecting, or arising in the mind related to the mental and emotional state of a person
Attribute Queer strange, odd
Narrative Arts Suspense a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen

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Original Language: English



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