A novel by Joseph Conrad, it was first published in 1907 and is set in London in 1886. It largely deals with the life of a Mr Verloc, who is a spy. The novel deals with terrorism, espionage and anarchism.
Verloc owns and runs a shop which sells pornographic material and contraceptives, this is a cover for his espionage, the target for the group is to blow up the Greenwich Observatory.
This novel was ranked in the top 50 of the 20th Century Modern Library.
Keywords: spy, espionage, terrorism, anarchy, secret, london, england, english, fiction