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The Secret Agent

Joseph Conrad

Secret agent Mr. Adolph Verloc operates from a seedy Soho shop, where he deals in pornography and espionage. Idle, treacherous, and self-righteous, he makes the life of his wife, Winnie, one of silent misery. When Verloc is assigned to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, his plans go terribly awry, and his family has to deal with the tragic repercussions of his actions. Joseph Conrad's dark satire on English society, while rooted in the Edwardian period, remains strikingly contemporary. Presenting a corrupt London underworld of terrorists, grotesques, and fanatics, Conrad's savagely ironic voice is concerned not just with politics but with the desperate fates of ordinary people.

Secret agent Mr. Adolph Verloc operates from a seedy Soho shop, where he deals in pornography and espionage. Idle, treacherous, and self-righteous, he makes the life of his wife, Winnie, one of silent misery. When Verloc is assigned to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, his plans go terribly awry, and his family has to deal with the tragic repercussions of his actions. Joseph Conrad's dark satire on English society, while rooted in the Edwardian period, remains strikingly contemporary. Presenting a corrupt London underworld of terrorists, grotesques, and fanatics, Conrad's savagely ironic voice is concerned not just with politics but with the desperate fates of ordinary people.
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Secret agent Mr. Adolph Verloc operates from a seedy Soho shop, where he deals in pornography and espionage. Idle, treacherous, and self-righteous, he makes the life of his wife, Winnie, one of silent misery. When Verloc is assigned to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, his plans go terribly awry, and his family has to deal with the tragic repercussions of his actions. Joseph Conrad's dark satire on English society, while rooted in the Edwardian period, remains strikingly contemporary. Presenting a corrupt London underworld of terrorists, grotesques, and fanatics, Conrad's savagely ironic voice is concerned not just with politics but with the desperate fates of ordinary people.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

47:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:13