The Secret Agent
A Simple Tale
by Joseph Conrad
The Folio Society, 1999, b/w illustrations by Francis Mosley, b/w frontispiece, hardcover with pictorial boards, slipcase
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, slipcase is in very good condition with minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
'Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be "a simple tale" proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations.'