Henry Pulling e un barbat trecut de cincizeci de ani, fost director de banca, complet lipsit de imaginatie si, in ciuda varstei, de experienta. Viata lui este data peste cap la moartea mamei sale, o femeie puritana si autoritara, la a carei inmormantare ia parte extravaganta matusa Augusta. Mult mai tanara sufleteste decat Henry, septuagenara nonconformista isi antreneaza nepotul lipsit de personalitate intr-o serie de calatorii aventuroase, menite sa-i transforme radical conceptia despre viata.
About the Author
Graham Greene (1904-1991) was an English novelist and author regarded by some as one of the great writers of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers (or "entertainments" as he termed them). He was shortlisted, in 1967, for the Nobel Prize for Literature. His best-known works include The Power and the Glory, The End of the Affair, and The Third Man.
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