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3.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 53.54 out of 5 3.54 (24 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 blake | 2/15/2014

    " A pretty cool Conrad story, and refreshing in that it's not about some guy on a boat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renate | 1/27/2014

    " had to pass this on to a friend cuz of allergies... but I really liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 1/24/2014

    " The first great spy thriller; the granddaddy of George Smiley and the like. Great! Could have done without the film with Bob Hoskins and Robin Williams, however. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abailart | 1/22/2014

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Juan | 1/20/2014

    " A story about terrorism turns out to be, in the end, an inane domestic affair comparable to a soap opera. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 1/12/2014

    " I love how to protagonist disappears for the main events of the novel. A secret agent would do that, I suppose, wouldn't he? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juan Hovez | 12/30/2013

    " Ossipon = an anagram of "poisson." Insert fishbowl metaphor discussion here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip Knox | 12/29/2013

    " Bleak, bleak, bleak. Everyone should read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesco Capone | 12/12/2013

    " A shock when you finish the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zach Maskin | 12/7/2013

    " Meh.... took a while to get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew Olgin | 8/11/2013

    " it took about 2/3 of the book to finally get the plot going. once the initial 100 pages were passed, it improved. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valdamerca | 7/15/2013

    " Had a hard time getting into the story and in parts I was actually forcing myself to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Stewart | 7/6/2013

    " You couldn't find a more ironically detached narrator than in this book. A precursor of things to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah Murphy | 11/4/2012

    " First half of the book isn't so great, but the second half.... wow! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne Spinozzi | 6/29/2012

    " The characters are amazing. A great story with an unexpected ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil | 4/19/2012

    " Not my favorite as far as Conrad is concerned. Decent. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 A. | 4/7/2012

    " Some of you may like it, but I hate Conrad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross Armstrong | 2/6/2012

    " Classic Conrad tale of a sleazy pornography peddler who is involved with anarchists in turn of the century England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 3/27/2011

    " Before John le Carre and Ian Fleming, spies and agents were a pretty unglamorous bunch. The first half is more a who-got-offed than whodunit, and Mrs. Verloc gradually takes over as a warm, human character beneath the politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 3/9/2011

    " Mix the world's first spy/terrorism novel with Conrad's incredible command of language and you have a well-paced, engaging and deeply philosophical novel. A very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 3/4/2011

    " Conrad was writing about Terrorism long before 9/11. Someone should make an Apocalypse now of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 2/5/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/30/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucian | 1/16/2011

    " Perhaps I was not yet a sophisticated reader to appreciate this book properly when I read it, but until I reread it, I can only say that I remember it as the weakest of the books by Conrad that I have read. "

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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.