The Secret Agent Summary
Joseph Conrad

Everything you need to understand or teach The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.

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The Secret Agent Summary

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, is a classic novel based on actual events, the attempt to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in 1894. The fictionalized tale revolves around a beautiful, young wife, her simple-minded brother, and her devoted but tortured husband. The novel is a mixture of love story, espionage, and mystery that continues to entertain many years after its original publication date.

The novel opens as Mr. Verloc, a storeowner...

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