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 making an allowance for the actual historic context on the time of the novels' e-book, the comparability makes a speciality of the next issues: to start with, the respective depiction of the secret agent and his actions, additionally in regards to legitimacy and morality. Secondly, the respective depiction of the yankee, and the British view upon him. ultimately, 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. finally, the result of this comparability will serve to demonstrate not just convinced developments within the improvement of the undercover agent novel style, but additionally 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