The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Series: Crossroad Press Classics, Book 3.
Approx. 90,360 words.
Published on November 18, 2010 by
In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verlac, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho.