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The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent

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Written by Joseph ConradAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Joseph Conrad
Edited by Peter MalliosAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Mallios
Introduction by Robert D. KaplanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert D. Kaplan

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: December 14, 2004
  • Price: $10.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-7305-1 (0-8129-7305-4)
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In reexamining The Secret Agent in a post-9/11 world, Robert D. Kaplan praises Joseph Conrad’s “surgical insight into the mechanics of terrorism,” calling the book “a fine example of how a savvy novelist may detect the future long before a social scientist does.”

This intense 1907 thriller–a precursor to works by Graham Greene and John le Carré–concerns a British double agent who infiltrates a cabal of anarchists. Conrad explores political and criminal intrigue in a modern society, building to a climax that the critic F. R. Leavis deemed “one of the most astonishing triumphs of genius in fiction.”