By Sylvio Konkol
This paper goals at evaluating British undercover agent novels, Graham Greene's The Quiet American (1955) and a share of Somerset Maugham's Ashenden: or The British Agent (1928). when it comes to bearing in mind the actual historic context on the time of the novels' book, the comparability specializes in the subsequent issues: first of all, the respective depiction of the secret agent and his actions, additionally with reference to legitimacy and morality. Secondly, the respective depiction of the yank, and the British view upon him. eventually, the depictions of the unique jap settings – Russia and Vietnam respectively – and of the ladies personifying them, in addition to their romantic relationships in the direction of the male protagonists. after all, the result of this comparability will serve to demonstrate not just definite trends within the improvement of the secret agent novel style, but in addition the sociocultural flip from colonialism to post-colonialism.
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Comparing selected aspects of Somerset Maugham's "Ashenden or The British Agent" and Graham Greene's "The Quiet American" by Sylvio Konkol