A celebrated writer by the time the war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the Secret Service to Lucerne - under the guise of completing a play.
An assignment whose danger and drama appealed both to his sense of romance and of the ridiculous.
The stories collected in ASHENDEN are rooted in Maugham's own experiences as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, as well as absurdity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/07/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099289708