Ashenden / W. Somerset Maugham.Material type: TextSeries: Vintage classicsPublication details: London : Vintage, 2000. Description: x, 325 p. ; 20 cmISBN: 0099289709; 9780099289708Subject(s): Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- FictionGenre/Form: Spy stories, English. | Spy fiction.DDC classification: 823/.912 LOC classification: PR6025.A86 | A82 2000
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R. -- A domiciliary visit -- Miss King -- The hairless Mexican -- The dark woman -- The Greek -- A trip to Paris -- Giulia Lazzari -- Gustav -- The traitor -- Behind the scenes -- His Excellency -- The flip of a coin -- A chance acquaintance -- Love and Russian literature -- Mr. Harrington's washing.
A celebrated writer by the time the war broke out in 1914, Maugham was dispatched by the Secret Service to Lucerne under the guise of completing a play, an assignment whose danger and drama appealed both to his sense of romance and of the ridiculous. The stories collected here 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.