9780142438008

Our Man in Havana

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  • ISBN13:

    9780142438008

  • ISBN10:

    0142438006

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-31
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

Graham Greene’s classic Cuban spy story, now with a new package and a new introduction First published in 1959, Our Man in Havanais an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today. Conceived as one of Graham Greene’s entertainments,” it tells of MI6’s man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeareand dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true.

Author Biography

Graham Greene (1904-ű1991) is the author of twenty-five novels. He worked for the British secret service during World War II, an experience reflected in many of his novels.
Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, a book critic for the Atlantic Monthly, and the author of more than a dozen books, including Why Orwell Matters and Love, Poverty, and War.

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