Title: Ashenden: or, The British Agent Author: Maugham, W. Somerset [William Somerset] () Date of first publication: Buy Ashenden, or, The British Agent New Ed by William Somerset Maugham ( ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free . Ashenden was written by Somerset Maugham and published in It was loosely based on Somerset Maugham’s experiences as an MI6 agent during World.

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The thing immediately noticeable about him was the closeness with which his blue eyes were set. Andrew Lehman 3 episodes, Sarah Bullen There are a few chapters that give some background information and several cases, which take a few chapters.

It is purely an affectation to elude it because in life as a general rule things tail off ineffectively. The other guests do not like it and we must do all we can to prevent their knowing.

Somerville implicitly, I suppose?

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He was now persuaded that he owed that visit of the Swiss police to the kindly intervention of the baroness and it looked as though the mauyham had been arranged when it was discovered that the detectives had been able to do nothing. Ashenden consists of a series of short stories, each one or two chapters long.

It gave Ashenden a queer feeling to listen to the doctor giving him these facts in Miss King’s hearing. Somerville a military man? He made up his mind that, on getting back to his hotel, he would have a fire lit in his sitting-room, a hot bath, and dinner comfortably by the fireside in pyjamas and a dressing-gown. Just like Bond, he is a connoisseur of the high life, living in a de luxe hotel whose other guests are top diplomats, princes in exile etc, probably all spies. Ashenden lay back, and as his body grew used to the heat of the water gave a sigh of satisfaction.


I wanted to make sure. Ashenden accompanied him to the door and as he shook hands the doctor gave his prognosis in a pout of his bearded mouth. Petersburg as an undercover agent with Kerensky in power and the October Bolshevik Revolution soon to take place.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The glare was intolerable. Many spy novelists could learn a lot about writing stronger characters by reading Ashenden. He was smoking a cigarette. Of course if it had been possible I would have sent for an ambulance and had her taken to the hospital, but the doctor said she might die before we got her downstairs and absolutely refused to let me.

Maugham went on to say that many of the events in the stories did occur, but no one person would see the whole of a aashenden. His yellow skin had the smoothness of a woman’s and he had no eyebrows nor eyelashes; he wore a pale brown wig, rather long, and the locks were arranged in artistic disorder. She went out and Ashenden was left alone.

Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham, from Project Gutenberg Canada

Harrington, he is quite a conversationalist. And his prose tends to be rather flat and uncolourful. It is a very disagreeable thing to have anyone die in a hotel. When he ashenddn his boss, R. She was shouting at the top of her voice and suddenly smacked the old woman’s face.


But if he was a total stranger you would never for a moment be suspected. Giulia Lazzari – Concludes the tale of Chandra Lal. Born in in somerwet British Embassy in Paris where his father worked and where he lived for the first ten years of his life, Maugham was 54 when this book came out.

Ashenden sighed, for the water was no longer quite so hot; he could not ashensen the tap with his hand nor could he turn it with his toes as every properly regulated tap should turn and if he got up enough to add more hot water he might just as well get out altogether. The book is branded by Maugham and publishers as short stories, but really it is three novellas.

The tiny frail body was suddenly convulsed and that old woman, as though by a final desperate effort of will, raised herself up in the bed. They asked me where you were, and I told ,augham you had gone for a walk.

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Arbos of the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva. Notify me of new posts via email. Do you know what a Swiss prison is like?