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The Honorary Consul By Graham Greene

The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

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Summary

A gripping tragicomedy of a bungled kidnapping in a provincial Argentinean town, considered to be one of Greene's finest novels.

Charley Fortnum is the 'Honorary Consul', a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority taken by a group of rebels.

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The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene

A gripping tragicomedy of a bungled kidnapping in a provincial Argentinean town, considered to be one of Greene's finest novels.

Charley Fortnum is the 'Honorary Consul', a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority taken by a group of rebels. As Eduardo Plarr, a local doctor, negotiates with revolutionaries and the authorities for Fortnum's release, the corruption of both becomes evident. In this spare, tense novel, Graham Greene explores the morality of a political system that turns priests into killers.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

'Perhaps the most enduring novel that even he has give us' Daily Mail

The Honorary Consul Reviews

Perhaps the most enduring novel that even he has give us * Daily Mail *
The tension never relaxes and one reads hungrily from page to page, dreading the moment it will end * Evening Standard *
Greene's work attempts to link the serious moral imagination with the spirit of adventure and romance and to extend the remapping of imaginative geography first undertaken by Conrad * Times Higher Education Supplement *
A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy * New York Times *
Greene had the sharpest eyes for trouble, the finest nose for human weaknesses, and was pitilessly honest in his observations... For experience of a whole century he was the man within * Independent *

About Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

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GOR010626759
9780099478386
0099478382
The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-10-07
304
N/A
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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