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). in terms of bearing in mind the actual ancient context on the time of the novels' ebook, the comparability specializes in the subsequent issues: to start with, the respective depiction of the secret agent and his actions, additionally with reference to legitimacy and morality. Secondly, the respective depiction of the yankee, and the British view upon him. eventually, the depictions of the unique japanese settings – Russia and Vietnam respectively – and of the ladies personifying them, in addition to their romantic relationships in the direction of the male protagonists. in spite of everything, the result of this comparability will serve to demonstrate not just convinced trends within the improvement of the undercover 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