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The Secret Agent is a 1907 novel by Joseph Conrad. It concerns a terrorist bombing in London planned by the main character, Verloc, an agent provocateur of a foreign power (not named in the text, but apparently Russia). 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad (December 3, 1857 – August 3, 1924) was a naturalized British novelist of Polish origin. ... Jump to: navigation, search The term terrorism is largely synonymous with political violence, and refers to a strategy of using coordinated attacks that typically fall outside the time, manner of conduct, and place commonly understood as representing the bounds of conventional warfare. ... Agent Provocateur is a concept album, their sixth by American/British rock band Foreigner, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ...

Its portrayal of anarchists is stereotyped. The chief concern of the novel's plot is the relationship of Verloc, his wife Winnie and Winnie's brother, Stevie. Jump to: navigation, search Anarchism can refer to any of a range of political views, characterized by a rejection of authority in various forms. ...

It has been adapted for film and television on several occasions. In 1936, Alfred Hitchcock made the story into a film called Sabotage. However in 1996, Christopher Hampton directed a version starring Bob Hoskins as Verloc, with Patricia Arquette, Gérard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Izzard and an uncredited Robin Williams as an extremely sinister Professor. Sabotage is a 1936 British film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, which tells the story of Carl Verloc (played by Oscar Homolka), a terrorist from an unnamed European country, who conducts a series of attacks in London. ...

Theodore Kaczynski (the Unabomber) is alleged to have read the book over a dozen times. Theodore Kaczynski Dr. Theodore John Kaczynski, Ph. ...

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