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Secret Agent : Authoritative Text Backgrounds and Contexts Criticism (Critical) (Paperback) (Joseph

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Set in London in 1886, The Secret Agent tells the story of Mr. Verloc, an agent provocateur for a mysterious foreign power. When Mr. Verloc is charged with bombing the Greenwich Observatory, his carefully crafted life unravels before his eyes. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the text of the first English book edition published in 1907. The text comes paired with explanatory footnotes and an introduction by the editor. Contexts" includes a wide range of contemporary reviews of the novel, Conrad's short story "The Informer," and further reading on ****** and fin de siecle culture. "Criticism" compiles a range of approaches to studying the novel that spans from the late twentieth century to the present. Selections from Ian Watt, Terry Eagleton, Martin Ray, Hugh Epstein, Gail Fincham, Jacques Berthoud, Peter Mallios, and Michael Newton examine the novel through literary and political lenses that relate the work to the modern day. A Selected Bibliography is also included."--
Edition: Critical
Number of Pages: 386
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Norton Critical Editions
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Joseph Conrad
Language: English
Street Date: October 14, 2016
TCIN: 51554921
UPC: 9780393937442
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-0881
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