Secret Agent, The

Secret Agent, The

Conrad’s novel of the intrigues of a foreign secret agent (1907). [Br. Lit.: Magill III, 949–951]
See: Spying
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In The Secret Agent, the fictional equivalent of Auguste Coulon, the half-French, half-Irish informant on the payroll of the Metropolitan Police Special Branch, is Adolf Verloc, the half-French, half-English secret agent of the novel's title (Sherry 317-23).
Secret Agent, The (in full The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale) Novel by Conrad, Joseph, first published serially in the New York weekly Ridgeway's in 1906-07 and in book form in 1907.
The unwaveringly detached voice that narrates The Secret Agent, the novel's continual flow of corrupted characters, and a fragmented non-chronological discourse lend it the form and flavor of the anarchy that escapes its revolutionaries.