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Ashenden: The British Agent is founded on Maugham's experiences in the English Intelligence Department during World War I, but rearranged for the purposes of fiction. This fascinating book contains the most expert stories of espionage ever written.

For a period of time after it was first published the book became official required reading for Cited by: This fascinating, and delightful, book is often regarded as the first spy story and a precursor to Smiley and James Bond.

Based on W. Somerset Maughams real life experience working for the Secret Service in WWI, this is a collection of linked stories about his fictional alter ego Ashenden/5. Ashenden is an unusual book since the main character is a house.

The author traces the history of this English country house from its construction in all the way to the present. Along the way we meet the inhabitants, both upstairs and downstairs/5. The book consists of short chapters in which our hero, urbane and observant, plays the espionage game with Bond like suavity (reputedly this book did exert some influence on Fleming) Though Ashenden himself is not the one who dispatches those agents who are spying for Prussia, he certainly lays the traps which will end in their executions by /5().

What other book might you compare Ashenden to, and why. John Le Carre's "Secret Pilgrim" has a similar structure of linked stories about the underside of espionage, in Le Carre's case during the the Cold War, and in Somerset Maugham's case, during World War 1.

The geography of the two novels and their views of Europe at a time of crisis also. Ashenden was written by Somerset Maugham and published in It was loosely based on Somerset Maugham’s experiences as an MI6 agent during World War Ashenden book.

Ashenden was one of the first ‘realistic’ spy novels, taking a cynical view of espionage and its human consequences.

It was hugely influential, with authors like Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Len Deighton and John. This reading group guide for Ashenden includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Elizabeth suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for Released on: Novem Jackie Ashenden Complete Booklist.

Leave this field empty if you're human. This is the second book in the Billionaire’s Club series of novels from Jackie Ashenden, as they seek to explore the high-stakes world of the power found in the upper echelons of society. Featuring stories of passion once again, along with money and power, there’s everything to lose and just as much to gain, especially when there’s.

Ashenden; or, the British Agent, by W. Somerset Maugham is not the first secret agent novel in Conrad’s The Secret Agent () may hold that honor. Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, “His Last Bow,” () which has Holmes doing secret agent work and outwitting a German secret agent, also precedes Maugham’s work, though Doyle’s work is a.

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Buy a cheap copy of Ashenden: Or The British Agent book by W. Somerset Maugham. Fact is a poor story-teller as Maugham reminds us. Fact starts a story at random, rambles on inconsequently and tails off, leaving loose ends, without a Free shipping over $/5(2).

Jackie Ashenden -- the complete book list. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. When war broke out inSomerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play.

Multilingual, knowledgeable about many European countries and a celebrated writer, Maugham had the perfect cover, and the assignment appealed to his love of romance, and of the ridiculous. The stories collected in Ashenden. Dr Gavin Ashenden. K likes. A page publishing the work of Dr Gavin ers: K.

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/5(4). The book is branded by Maugham and publishers as short stories, but really it is three novellas. Ashenden smiled upon them with even more affability than before, since this was a question for which he had long been prepared, and it was a relief to britisb the answer.

He disliked the notion of leaving it half done for an indefinite period. This Week's Must Read: 'Ashenden,' by Somerset Maugham The presidential panel on NSA has brought renewed attention to the practice of spying this week.

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Ashenden. this book provides an understanding of the hardware needed in the analysis and design of systems comprising both hardware and software components. Includes a Web site with links to vendor tools, labs and tutorials. Presents digital logic design as an. Ashendon is a village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire, is about nine miles west of Aylesbury and seven miles north of Thame.

The toponym is derived from the Old English for "Hill overgrown with ash trees". The Domesday Book of records the village as the property of the Grenville family; it was called original name refers to the fact that in Saxon Country: England. Ashenden is a master at crafting romances full of blistering tension and overwhelming passion Readers will find much to like here, particularly Ashenden’s prose, which manages to cut right to her characters’ hearts with seeming effortlessness.” —RT Book Reviews on Sin For Me “An explosively sexy start to the Motor City Royals Brand: Kensington.

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THE HOUSE CONTAINS TIME. ITS WALLS HOLD STORIES When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they have inherited Ashenden, the beautiful Free shipping over $   Initially published inW.

Somerset Maugham’s “Ashenden” is usually described as the first modern espionage novel. In reality, it’s. With Alex Jennings, Joss Ackland, Ian Bannen, Jason Isaacs.

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