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Travels With My Aunt - Graham Greene
Travels With My Aunt
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Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at his mother's funeral. Accompanying his aunt, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society: mixing with hippies, war criminals, CIA men; smoking pot, breaking the currency... show more
Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at his mother's funeral. Accompanying his aunt, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society: mixing with hippies, war criminals, CIA men; smoking pot, breaking the currency regulations and coming alive after a dull suburban lifetime.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099282587 (0099282585)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 262
Edition language: English
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "Travels With My Aunt" by Graham Greene - An amusing entertainment that becomes something more ambiguous
My wife and I both had vague but positive memories of having read "Travels With My Aunt" way back in the last century so we decided to give the audiobook version a try and refresh our memories. Tim Pigott-Smith is the narrator and he gives a wonderful performance, providing just the right voices ...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 Travels with my Aunt
Travels with my Aunt is a fun and enjoyable read about Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager somewhere in his fifties, and how his life gets turned upside down when he meets his Aunt Augusta at his moher´s funeral. All of a sudden Henry´s boring dahlia-filled suburban life is turned into a life of t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Travels With My Aunt
bookshelves: published-1969, summer-2010, amusing Read on August 15, 2010 Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his old aunt for the first time in over 50 years. She persuades him to travel with her. Through his aunt, a veteran of Europe's hotel bedrooms, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight ...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
5.0 Travels with My Aunt
I laughed out loud so many times reading this book. It is sublime and it is subversive, and the dialogue between Aunt Augusta and Henry actually reminds me of some conversations I have had with my great-uncle, whose stories have influenced me in a similar way that Henry has been affected by his Aunt...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
5.0
I was very happy with this one, as middle aged banker Harry Pullings is yanked out of his dull, complacent retirement by his Aunt Augusta. Forced to travel with her across Europe and eventually Paraguay, he finds a world full of adventure and absurdity with all sorts of strange encounters, and shame...
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