An Introduction to Conrad’s The Secret Agent
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
In this short piece, Elaine Connell discusses Joseph Conrad’s remarkable life, his adventures, learning English as a young man and being a Polish immigrant. She briefly summarises the story of the book, considers the themes and characters, and some points of controversy.
Elaine Connell was a teacher and writer who died aged 54 in 2007. Best known for her work on Sylvia Plath, she left this introduction to Joseph Conrad’s great work.