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Conrad's genius in short form,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Secret Agent (Signet classics) (Taschenbuch)
It strikes me as absurd that anyone could find this novel as anything less than brilliant. Conrad gives us at least seven wonderfully drawn, human characters drawn together in a plot that seethes with moral contradictions in a book that is less than 250 pages long. There are many praised novelists that blather on twice as long and say far less (like Ayn Rand, for instance).
The other criticism voiced here is that his language is tangled and he describes too much. Yes, his language takes some getting used to, but remember he was writing for an age without TV. Moreover, his descriptions are more precise than people give him credit for. That precision is part of what makes his characters so human.
This book was on the Modern Library's 100 best novels of the 20th century and deserved so. Give it a chance, read it carefully and you'll find a wonderful book about the human condition.