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Our Man in Havana - Graham Greene
Our Man in Havana
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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... show more
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: 9780140184938 (0140184937)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
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Bella's Wonderworld
Bella's Wonderworld rated it
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...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
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,...
Jenny's Book Bag
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4.0 Our Man in Havana
I'm not familiar with satire or spy novels, but I still got a lot of enjoyment out of this.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Our Man in Havana
I'm not familiar with satire or spy novels, but I still got a lot of enjoyment out of this.
Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 Our Man In Havana
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