Our Man in Havana

Paperback | May 22, 2001

byGraham Greene

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Mr. Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman , was short of money. His daughter had reached an expensive age — so he accepted Hawthorne’s offer of $300-plus a month and became Agent 59200/5, M.I.6’s man in Havana. To keep the job, Wormold pretends to recruit sub-agents and sends fake stories. Then the stories start becoming disturbingly true.

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Mr. Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman , was short of money. His daughter had reached an expensive age — so he accepted Hawthorne’s offer of $300-plus a month and became Agent 59200/5, M.I.6’s man in Havana. To keep the job, Wormold pretends to recruit sub-agents and sends fake stories. Then the stories start becoming disturbingly true...

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“Comical, satirical, atmospherical.” — Daily Telegraph“Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature.” — John Le Carré“He had a sharp nose for trouble and injustice. In Our Man in Havana — a witty send-up of an agent’s life —...

Graham Greene (1904–1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Third Man, The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.75 × 5.07 × 0.65 inPublished:May 22, 2001Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099286084

ISBN - 13:9780099286080

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“Comical, satirical, atmospherical.” — Daily Telegraph

“Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature.” — John Le Carré

“He had a sharp nose for trouble and injustice. In Our Man in Havana — a witty send-up of an agent’s life — it was Cuba before Castro.” — Financial Times