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3.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Ana Begoña Eguileor Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Novelista británico de origen polaco nació en Berdichev, (actualmente en Ucrania) en 1857.Quedó huérfano a los 12 años, y a los 16 abandonó la Polonia ocupada por los rusos y se trasladó a Marsella. Durante los siguientes cuatro años navegó en barcos mercantes franceses, posteriormente se puso al servicio de la Marina mercante inglesa y obtuvo la nacionalidad británica. La vida en el mar y en puertos extranjeros constituye el telón de fondo de casi todos sus relatos, pero su obsesión fundamental fue la condición humana y la lucha del individuo entre el bien y el mal. Conrad murió en Bishopsbourne, cerca de Canterbury, en 1924. Influyó de manera decisiva en la novela moderna y es considerado como uno de los grandes escritores modernos en lengua inglesa, cuya obra explora la vulnerabilidad y la inestabilidad moral del ser humano.

El agente secreto - En 1906 un acontecimiento real, el intento de volar el Observatorio de Greenwich por parte de un anarquista llamado Martial Bourdin, inspiró a Joseph Conrad el tema de un relato magistral. Sobre el telón de fondo del Londres de comienzos de siglo, una ciudad monstruosa e indiferente, se desarrolla la historia de un fallido atentado que revela el turbio entramado formado por el terrorismo internacional, la acción de la policía y la diplomacia deshonesta. Una profunda ironía que raya en comicidad impregna este relato intenso y armónico, imprevisiblemente dominado por una figura femenina, en un comienzo marginal, a quien una pasión casi maternal conduce a la locura y la desesperación.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 2/15/2014

    " There are moments of perfection in this book but not enough to out-weigh the tedium of pointlessly long descriptions. It's only a short but it felt like it took forever to get through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abailart | 2/14/2014

    " Painfully sad, beautifully written. The universal tragedy of separation and fantasy played against the webs of contingency that shape our destinies: this latter we deny in our warm prison worlds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck Waddell | 1/20/2014

    " If you're at all interested in the subworld of 19th century socialists, commies, anarchists and British bureaucrats and cops (and who isnt?) and don't mind a thick spread of dense descriptions check this out. Its a novel, its not explicit in taking an ideological side. Also, its neat to think about how the characters' world compares to our own "War On Terror." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christabel Seneque | 1/18/2014

    " Scathing, hilarious and tragic story of nihilists, terrorists and family in turn of the century London. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Burt | 1/17/2014

    " After an ill attempt at Heart of Darkness in University, I was 'thrilled' when another course brought this novel to my reading list. I'm sure I even bought it last minute as I probably contemplated changing classes due to my then hatred of Conrad. But I have never been so glad to have stuck with a novel before. This book is heartbreaking and so brilliantly clever that I often wondered if it was the same author. Because of this novel, I admit, I would give the Heart of Darkness a second shot. The heroism in this book is inspiring. The cowardice, saddening. It's a book that I find reflects, still, the political issues our world will always be faced with, and also the loyalty that will always surprise us. I recommend this novel to everyone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyas | 1/11/2014

    " Don't believe the subtitle. THE TALE'S NOT SIMPLE. Bless Joseph Conrad and his literary style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Spedding | 1/7/2014

    " Hugely atmospheric and way before its time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Calypso | 12/23/2013

    " This is an excellent & fascinating book. Conrad outdoes himself and probably produces a better book than he did in Nostromo. But I love Nostromo, I respect The Secret Agent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 12/12/2013

    " I found the denouement of this placidly horrifying tale much more personally affecting than I had expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Floydsalerno | 12/6/2013

    " This book is a puzzle in words! There is so much hidden within the pages it blows the mind. BUT... if your not the type of person who normally looks beyond the black and white of the pages: it'll just be a good story of human relationships and troubled politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rmn | 11/16/2013

    " A great little known thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 11/13/2013

    " I read this for my British modernism class. Very interesting take on chronology and the concept of the linear story. I'd recommend it for anyone interested in modernism and its unconventional structure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 9/23/2013

    " I don't know that i would call this a detective story - perhaps a spy story. But it is an amazing story that gives us insight into a segment of society at the start of the 20th century. Rich descriptions and character development. Fun to read, in a dark sort of way.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 2/15/2013

    " I'm not really sure what I think of this book. It was somewhat entertaining and definitely surprising in plot, but not at all what I expected with the title of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick\ | 11/17/2012

    " A morality tale centered on getting rid of the Greenwich Conservatory (a tiny octogan box of a place beautifully sited above the old naval college and Queen Anne house on the Thames). Why this insignificant place I haven't figured out. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 7/9/2012

    " Good book, Hitchcock stole a scene from it. I guess one thing I don't get is, why do people decide to kill shit after reading it? It's not that kind of book, I don't think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ebony morey | 12/30/2011

    " Politics, anarchy, terrorism, a simplistic secret agent and a proud women's atttempt to shelter her adored autistic brother. Conrad excelled himself in this haunting exploration of modernism in this dystopian satire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 10/1/2011

    " I think Conrad was like Carver (you never thought you'd see that comparison, did you?): he should have stuck with the short form, which in Conrad's case was the novella. I don't think you could call anything Conrad wrote "short". This was a great story stretched out over much too many pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billymac McClure | 6/15/2011

    " What can I say? The man knows how to write intelligently. I was just impressed I understood most of the big words in this thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gareth | 12/18/2010

    " Superb novel that's startlingly contempory to our own time of terrorist cells and self-interested authority figures. Well drawn characters and a lot of dry humour that which again feels quite modern. A great entry point for readers new to Joseph Conrad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/8/2010

    " What a bleak view of humanity - a very depressing book, though well worth the read due to the characterizations and story-line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edith | 11/9/2010

    " One of the free ebooks in my Kobo. It was good. And strange. I liked how it was written, one character per chapter. But not something I would have read if not on my Kobo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 arg/machine | 10/26/2010

    " Another certified Conrad classic. In the public domain with a free electronic copy available here. "

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About the Author
Author Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857–1924) was born in Ukraine. Raised by an uncle after the death of his parents, he educated himself by reading widely in Polish and French. At age twenty-one he began a long career sailing the seas on French merchant vessels, after which he went to London and began writing, using the romance and adventure of his own life for his incomparable sea novels.