By Graham Greene
London   William Heinemann
8.5" by 6" 3-273pp
The first edition of Graham Greene's black comedy, set in Cuba during the Fulgencio Batista regime.
By Graham Greene

1958 Our Man in Havana

London   William Heinemann
8.5" by 6" 3-273pp
The first edition of Graham Greene's black comedy, set in Cuba during the Fulgencio Batista regime.
£330.00
: 1kgs / : 895F14

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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The first edition, first impression of this work.

In the original publisher's unclipped dust wrapper.

'Our Man in Havana' is a black comedy set in Havana, Cuba, revolving around the world of the Secret Intelligence Service. In the novel, Greene pokes fun at MI6, and their ease in believing the reports of local informants.

Greene utilised his own experiences working in MI6 after he joined the service in 1941. He was appointed to deal with the counter-espionage in the Iberian Peninsula. Here he learnt that some German agents in Portugal were sending fictitious reports for monetary gains. Greene was especially inspired by a Spanish double agent named 'Garbo'. 

The books predated the Cuban Missile Crisis, and seems to anticipate the events of 1962.

The novel was later adapted into a film in 1959, into an opera in 1963, and a play in 2007.

Greene was one of the leading English novelists of the twentieth century.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, exceptionally bright, with light bumping to spine head and tail. Small losses and chipping to dust wrapper back strip head, with minor chipping to back strip tail. Tide mark to tail of rear wrap, with light spotting to the head of the front wrap. Light tide mark to dust wrapper reverse at back strip. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

Near Fine

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