Our Man in Havana
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.
Publish date: September 3rd 1991
Pages no: 220
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
, Spy Thriller
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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...
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,...
I'm not familiar with satire or spy novels, but I still got a lot of enjoyment out of this.