Our Man In Havana

Our Man In Havana

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Discover Graham Greene's blackly comic and timely espionage thriller, set amid the vice and squalor of pre-revolutionary Havana.

'British Intelligence being sent up something rotten' Daily Telegraph

Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true, things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 207g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 9780099286080
  • 26,629

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Nobody should be anywhere near power who hasn't read (or seen the film of) Our Man in Havana, a powerful satire on the silly world of spying by a man who had experienced it
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As comical, satirical, atmospherical an "entertainment" as he has given us * Daily Telegraph * He had a sharp nose for trouble and injustice. In Our Man In Havana - a witty send-up of an agent's life - it was Cuba before Castro * Financial Times * Nobody should be anywhere near power who hasn't read (or seen the film of) Our Man in Havana, a powerful satire on the silly world of spying by a man who had experienced it * Mail on Sunday * Graham Greene captured a pre-Castro Cuba of daiquiris and decadence... hilarious * Independent * British Intelligence being sent up something rotten * Daily Telegraph, 20 Best Spy Novels of All Time *
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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. Christopher Hitchens was an English-born American author, journalist and literary critic. He was a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Slate, Free Inquiry, and a variety of other media in a career that spanned more than four decades and made him a prominent public intellectual, and a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits. His books include The Monarchy; Blood, Class, and Nostalgia; No One Left to Lie Toand God Is Not Great. He died in 2011.
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4 47% (13,559)
3 23% (6,753)
2 4% (1,026)
1 0% (143)
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