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Ashenden; or, The British agent

W. Somerset Maugham

Ashenden; or, The British agent

by W. Somerset Maugham

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Published by W. Heinemann in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] W. Somerset Maugham.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 247 p.
    Number of Pages247
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23343612M

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      Maugham collects his series of stories about Ashenden, the less-than-glamorous secret agent. Founded on Maugham's own experiences in the British Secret Service during World War I, . About the Book. THE GREATEST SPY IN THE HISTORY OF FICTION! ASHENDEN is one of the two or three greatest spy stories ever written. W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM, himself a former British Operative, based this novel on his own real life :

    W. Somerset Maugham ASHENDEN, OR THE BRITISH AGENT Hardcover Garden City Doubleday Good in boards. Previous owner bookplate to front pastedown. Toning throughout. Scuffing to page edges. Scuffing to panels. Discoloration and fading to spine and Rating: % positive.   Ashenden: The British Agent is founded on Maugham's experiences in the English Intelligence Department during World War I, but rearranged for the purposes of fiction. This fascinating book contains the most expert stories of espionage ever written.


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Ashenden: The British Agent is founded on Maugham's experiences in the English Intelligence Department during World War I, but rearranged for the purposes of fiction. This fascinating book contains the most expert stories of espionage ever written.

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Somerset Maugham. Fact is a poor story-teller as Maugham reminds us. Fact starts a story at random, rambles on inconsequently and tails off, leaving loose ends, without a Free shipping over $/5(2). The stories collected in Ashenden are rooted in Maugham's own experiences as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, as well as its absurdity.

© W. Somerset Maugham (P) Audible, Ltd. Book Review: Ashenden; or, the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham | Kansas City Public Library. He accompanied himself on an accordion.

The Colonel, who was known in the Intelligence Department, as Ashenden later discovered, by the letter R. The baroness, his only descendant, after an unhappy marriage, the particulars of which she was fond of.

A set of short stories, connected in theme, featuring Ashenden, “a writer by profession”, who is now a member of the British Secret Service. Like Ian Fleming, Somerset Maugham had himself been a secret agent.

[Suggest a different description.]. Ashenden was written by Somerset Maugham and published in It was loosely based on Somerset Maugham’s experiences as an MI6 agent during World War One. Ashenden was one of the first ‘realistic’ spy novels, taking a cynical view of espionage and its human consequences.

It was hugely influential, with authors like Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Len Deighton and John le Carré all. Ashenden: Or the British Agent is a collection of loosely linked stories by W. Somerset Maugham. It is partly based on the author's experience as a member of British Intelligence in Europe during the First World War.

(Wikipedia)Brand: Otbebookpublishing. Ashenden or: the British Agent by Maugham, W. Somerset and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Ashenden is a novel about the activities of a British spy (Ashenden) operating in several locations in Europe during World War I.

However, it is not a typical spy novel in that it is essentially a collection of short stories (each a particular experience of Ashenden) so there is no build up of suspense or plot that ties together the entire book/5().

Ashenden Or: The British Agent Doubleday, Doran and Company, Hardback, 8vo. xiii+ pp. Preface by the author [vii-xiii]. Dust jacket. First published by Heinemann, First published in The Collected Edition, [new preface]. This edition first published, /5(24). This fascinating book contains probably the most expert stories of espionage ever written.

For a period of time after it was first published, the book became official required reading for persons entering the British Secret Service. During World War I, Maugham enlisted with an ambulance unit, but was soon shifted to the Intelligence Department.3/5(9).

This Week's Must Read: 'Ashenden,' by Somerset Maugham The presidential panel on NSA has brought renewed attention to the practice of spying this. Ashenden, or the British Agent by W Somerset Maugham () This collection of stories drew closely on Maugham’s own experiences as an intelligence officer in Europe during the First World War.4/5.

Warning. Restricted Access. The title you have selected (Ashenden: or, The British Agent) is a post publication by an author who died more than 50 years ago. Such titles are in the public domain in many countries, particularly those outside the US and Europe. Book Review: Ashenden; or, the British Agent by W.

Somerset Maugham. To think that these stories were penned almost a hundred years ago but still resonate so well He sipped his brandy and R. He was by himself and going up to him Ashenden casually put to him the pre-arranged question. When war broke out inSomerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play.

The stories collected in Ashenden are rooted in Maugham's own experiences as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, as well as its absurdity.

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(’s). Novel Library Edition. Small format, 4 1/4 inches by 6 3/8 inches, pages. The dust jacket.W. Somerset Maugham ASHENDEN, OR THE BRITISH AGENT Hardcover New York Doubleday Good in a Good dust jacket.

Toning throughout. Scuffing and foxing to panels. Bumped corners. Chip to lower rear panel. Open tears to crown and heel. Edge Rating: % positive. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City Freeport, N.Y. Curatenote shipped External-identifierPages: