The Confidential Agent

The Confidential Agent

by Graham Greene
     
 

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In a small continental country civil war is raging. Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal. Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation, but soon, implicated in murder, accused of possessing false documents and theft, held responsible for

Overview

In a small continental country civil war is raging. Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal. Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation, but soon, implicated in murder, accused of possessing false documents and theft, held responsible for the death of a young woman, D becomes a hunted man.

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“In a class by himself... the ultimate chronicler of 20th-century man’s consciousness and anxiety.” – William Golding

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140185386
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 2, 1904
Date of Death:
April 3, 1991
Place of Birth:
Berkhamsted, England
Place of Death:
Vevey, Switzerland
Education:
Balliol College, Oxford

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