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Our Man in Havana - Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens
Our Man in Havana
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Graham Greene?s classic Cuban spy story, now with a new package and a new introduction First published in 1959, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today. Conceived as one of Graham Greene?s ?entertainments,? it... show more
Graham Greene?s classic Cuban spy story, now with a new package and a new introduction First published in 1959, Our Man in Havana is 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 Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142438008 (0142438006)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 228
Edition language: English
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3.0 Review of Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
This was my third Graham Greene book and I have not been overly impressed by him as an author quite yet. This book was kind of a tongue-in-cheek book about the spy world and a main character who pretends to be a spy and ends up in situations that he thought were not real. Rereading that last line an...
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0.0 Summer of Spies - Terminated
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4.5 Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene
Graham Greene is one of those authors that I've always meant to read - and following along with BrokenTune's Greene-land Adventures project increased my desire to dip into his books. The Summer of Spies gave me a perfect opportunity to check out one of his "espionage" books. I wasn't expecting the...
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4.0 Rezension | Unser Mann in Havanna von Graham Greene
Beschreibung Mr. James Wormold lebt mit seiner Tochter Milly in Kuba und verdient sich seinen Lebensunterhalt als Staubsauger-Vertreter. Als er eines Tages vom britischen Geheimdienst angeworben wird, ergreift er die sich ihm bietende Chance beim Schopf, und wird als Spion tätig. Denn nur mit dies...
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4.0 Imaginative Spy Out of Necessity: Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
Cuba in the 1950s was such a strategically important place that espionage bloomed there and in the satirical spy novel Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene the general desire for first-hand intelligence has strange offshoots. One day Jim Wormold, the agent of Phastkleaners vacuum cleaners in Havana,...
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