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The Secret Agent
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
15 posts | 35 read | 14 to read
ePub: FL0072; PDF: FL1308
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TimSpalding
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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A classic Edward Gorey cover. A half-dozen of these have gone by as I cataloged my dad‘s books. But I‘m not a collector per se; I can‘t see the point in keeping a book for its cover. #cataloging

Bookwomble Ok, send them to me, then 😁 10mo
Leftcoastzen love those old anchor books. 10mo
Mdargusch I would have a hard time getting rid of that one. 10mo
TimSpalding @Bookwomble Snort. Come by and pack 50 boxes and you can take one away :) 10mo
Bookwomble @TimSpalding I'll swing by next time I'm crossing the Atlantic 😂 10mo
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biblio_ginger
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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#bookhaul from a really cool coffee shop, art show Brandon and I went to last night! I've never read Joseph Conrad, mostly I bought these books for their #edwardgorey art work! 😄 The pin and artwork are by Brett Manning, she's on instagram check her out because she's awesome!

JoScho Love that pin! Just checked out her Etsy shop. She is amazing 🖤 2y
biblio_ginger @JoScho yay! Yeah she was super nice too! 😄 2y
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badgerjules
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Panpan

I don't know if I've ever disliked a book this much. Maybe it just wasn't to my taste, but I didn't like the story or the characters at all, and it's a dumb ending in my opinion.

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HannaPolkadots
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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So many #classicstbr! Will be backpacking through Europe in July so hopefully I'll get a lot of reading done on the train. #junebookbugs @RealLifeReading

DivineDiana What fun! 3y
andrew61 Brill, enjoy 3y
RealLifeReading How exciting! 3y
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AshleyHoss820
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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Mehso-so

This went much better for me than Heart of Darkness. It helps if you read Conrad out loud using a British accent...I'm not kidding...The end is what makes it worth reading. 60/1,001 #1001Books

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twohectobooks
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
Mehso-so

This book suffered because I read it shortly after Nostromo, which left me with few positive feelings toward Conrad. However! It managed to transcend that somewhat and the end in particular is tremendously good. Conrad's prose is confusing and keeps you at too much of a distance. I wish I liked him better.

AshleyHoss820 I'm glad I'm not the only person who struggles with Conrad! 😊 3y
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Curley_Bender
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Pickpick

I suspect my enjoyment of this book suffered by my own weariness. I've been running on fumes the past 6 weeks or so, and I could never quite fall in line with Conrad's prose like I have with some of his other books. Still, I recommend for the sly plot and absolute jackhammer of an ending.

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twohectobooks
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This will be the third year of the Twelve Hectopages of Xmas readathon that I do on my blog. I'll be choosing books from this stack. So excited!

#12hppofxmas

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LectricSheep
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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#secretsantagoespostal This Santa doesn't just go postal, he goes 2-day priority mail! I didn't take a photo of the whole box, so this is just a sneak preview. 😁 I hope it finds its new home on time!

BookishMarginalia That's so pretty! 3y
LectricSheep @BookishMarginalia Thank you! I love wrapping. 3y
Texreader So pretty!!! 3y
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Faibka Beautiful! 💕 3y
LauraJ Gorgeous! 3y
Eyelit That's lovely! 3y
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vivastory
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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#SpyNovels
Joseph Conrad's "Secret Agent" is one of only a few spy novels I own.

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DreesReads
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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Received this with my last completed book on @SerialReader and I didn't even notice!

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DreesReads
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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#1001books read 165. I had never heard of this novel before finding it on @SerialReader and choosing to knock off another list book. I enjoyed this more than I expected--the secret agent, his clueless wife who thinks their quiet shop supports them, her disabled brother, her mother who so worries about her son's future. An inspector, a police chief, an embassy employee, and a cast of revolutionists.

brendanmleonard I am doing the 1001 books, too! Need to get started! 3y
SaintUrsula I haven't made it to this Conrad yet, but I've liked the others I've read- Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim. 3y
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rabbitprincess
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
Mehso-so

I liked this better than Heart of Darkness -- the narration was easier to follow -- but I felt distanced from a lot of the story, even the really action-packed bits. I also found it difficult to keep the anarchists sorted out. Maybe a TV adaptation would work better for me.

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scott.neigh
The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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A thumbs up, but with reservations. It's well done and Conrad obviously had keen insight into the foibles of agents of revolution and reaction alike. Plus, the lesson that change is both made & resisted by flawed, foolish humans is important. But the underlying contempt for humanity was offputting.

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scott.neigh
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My first Conrad since Heart of Darkness more than 20 years ago. So far, an unpleasant feel to it, but skill and insight too...

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