1941: Ashenden or the British Agent, by W. Somerset Maugham


Ashenden or the British Agent is a classic novel written by W. Somerset Maugham. It follows the story of Ashenden, a British agent during World War I, as he goes on various missions to gather intelligence and thwart enemy plans. The novel is based on Maugham’s own experiences as a British agent during the war, giving it a sense of authenticity and realism.

The novel is divided into several short stories, each one detailing a different mission that Ashenden undertakes. Through these stories, Maugham explores the themes of espionage, betrayal, and loyalty. The novel is a gripping and suspenseful read, with well-developed characters and intricate plot twists. It is a must-read for fans of spy novels and historical fiction.

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Ashenden, or the British Agent, by W. Somerset Maugham, published by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York, 1941. 304 pages.

Black hardcover with gilt lettering and ornamentation. No dustjacket. Very good condition.

Weight .49 kg
Dimensions 22 × 15 × 3 cm

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