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- Description<i><b> A master thriller and a remarkable portrait of a twisted character. <b>Time</b></b></i> For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fete was a joyful step back into adolescence, a chance to forget the nightmare of the Blitz and the aching guilt of having mercifully murdered his sick wife. He was surviving alone, outside the war, until he happened to win a cake at the fete. From that moment, he is ruthlessly hunted by Nazi agents and finds himself the prey of malign and shadowy forces. <b>This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Alan Furst.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and tes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
- Author Biography<b>Graham Greene </b>(1904-1991), whose long life nearly spanned the length of the twentieth century, was one of its greatest novelists. Educated atBerkhamstedSchoolandBalliolCollege, Oxford, he started his career as a sub-editor of the<i>London</i><i>Times.</i>He began to attract notice as a novelist with his fourth book, <i>Orient Express, </i>in 1932. In 1935, he trekked across northernLiberia, his first experience inAfrica, told in<i>A Journey Without Maps</i>(1936). He converted to Catholicism in 1926, an edifying decision, and reported on religious persecution inMexicoin 1938 in<i>The Lawless Roads, </i>which served as a background for his famous<i>The Power and the Glory</i>, one of several Catholic novels (<i>Brighton</i><i>Rock, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair).</i>During the war he worked for the British secret service in Sierra Leone; afterward, he began wide-ranging travels as a journalist, which were reflected in novels such as<i>The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana, The Comedians, Travels with My Aunt, The Honorary Consul, The Human Factor, Monsignor Quixote, </i>and<i>The Captain and the Enemy.</i>As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, two books of autobiography, <i>A Sort of Life</i>and<i>Ways of Escape</i>, two biographies, and four books for children. He also contributed hundreds of essays and film and book reviews to<i>The Spectator</i>and other journals, many of which appear in the late collection<i>Reflections.</i>Most of his novels have been filmed, including<i>The Third Man</i>, which the author first wrote as a film treatment. Graham Greene was named Companion of Honour and received the Order of Merit among numerous other awards. <b>Alan Furst </b>is a bestselling author of historical spy novels, including<i>Night Soldiers</i>, <i>Kingdom of Shadows</i>, and most recently, <i>Dark Voyage</i>.
- Author(s)Greene Graham
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- FormatOHP transparencies
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin USA
- Weight163 g
- Width129 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine15 mm
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