In a rough-and-ready shop in Soho in Victorian London, Mr. Verloc lives a humble existence sustaining himself, his wife, her infirm mother, and her disabled brother, Stevie. But all is not as it seems with Mr. Verloc, a secret agent in the employ of a foreign government.
When a plot to bomb Greenwich Observatory falls apart, Verloc’s identity is exposed, and those closest to him must bear the burden of his failures. Harkening back to the writings of Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad’s early masterpiece effectively explores themes of subversion, politics, and crime.
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