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The Return of A. J. Raffles - Signed - Graham Greene

1975 - The Bodley Head, London Sydney Toronto - First and Limited Edition number 232 of 250 copies
A fine and signed limited edition of Greene’s play produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which has as its chief character A. J. Raffles, the literary creation some seventy odd years ago of E. W. Hornung. The cool daring of the impeccable Amateur Cracksman, always torn between the rival claims of burglary and cricket, ensured his popularity in Edwardian England. Evading the dogged pursuit of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland Yard, Hornung's character eventually met a hero's death in South Africa in the Boer War.

The Return of A. J. Raffles begins some months after. Raffles' loyal assistant Bunny still mourns his friend's death in Raffles' chambers in Albany, despite the blandishments of Lord Alfred Douglas. A visitor forces his way in - Raffles has cheated death as he once cheated Inspector Mackenzie - and immediately Lord Alfred sees in the Amateur Cracksman and Bunny heaven-sent instruments to revenge and disgrace of Oscar Wilde on his odious father, the Marquess of Queensberry...’ [Penguin Classics] 
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The Captain and the Enemy - Graham Greene

1988 - Reinhardt Books in association with Viking, London - First Edition
‘Victor Baxter is a young boy when a secretive stranger known simply as ‘the Captain’ takes him from his boarding school to live in London. Victor becomes the surrogate son and companion of a woman named Liza, who renames him ‘Jim’ and depends on him for any news about the world outside their door. Raised in these odd yet touching circumstances, Jim is never quite sure of Liza’s relationship to the Captain, who is often away on mysterious errands. It is not until Jim reaches manhood that he confronts the Captain and learns the shocking truth about the man, his allegiances, and the nature of love.’ – Penguin Classics.

A fine copy in the dust jacket designed by Michael Harvey.
 
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A Sense of Reality - Graham Greene

1963 - The Bodley Head, London - First Edition
A collection of four stories comprising ` Under The Garden' (A short novel); A Visit to the Morin; Dream of a Strange Land and A Discovery in the Woods.

In these four stories Graham Greene has allowed himself the liberty of fantasy, myth, legend and dream.
 
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Getting to know the General - Graham Greene

1984 - The Bodley Head, London - First Edition
In August 1981 my bag was packed for my fifth visit to Panama when the news came to me over the telephone of the death of General Omar Torrijos Herrera, my friend and host. . . At that moment the idea came to me to write a short personal memoir. . . of a man I had grown to love over those five years.

Mr Greene was first invited to Panama In the winter of 1976, by Omar Torrijos, the charismatic general who had taken power in 1968, ending the right wing dictatorship of President Arias and bringing new pressure to bear on the United States for the completion of a new Panama Canal Treaty. This led to the eventual illegal invasion of Panama by US troops.
 
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The Comedians - Graham Greene

1966 - The Bodley Head, London - First Edition
‘"A liar, a cretin, a stool-pigeon…unbalanced, sadistic, perverted…a perfect ignoramus…lying to his heart's content…the shame of proud and noble England…a spy…a drug addict…a torturer." (The last epithet has always a little puzzled me.)’ – Greene describing Papa Doc Duvalier’s description of him. – Ways of Escape.

One of Graham Greene's most chilling and prophetic novels,
The Comedians is set in a Haiti ruled by Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Just as The Quiet American offered a preview of the coming horrors of American involvement in Vietnam, this novel presages the chaos in Haiti. 
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The Living Room: A Play in Two Acts The Potting Shed - A Play in Three Acts Yes and No and For Whom the Bell Chimes - Graham Greene

1953 - Heinemann, London - First Edition in English, First Edition Second Printing, Limited Edition
Three volumes of Graham Greene’s plays. The Living Room was Graham Greene’s first play, first published in Swedish the preceding year. It was followed five year slater by The Potting Shed.

The last title, one of a limited edition of 750 copies, contains two plays first performed at the Haymarket Studio, Leicester in March 1980.
Yes and No is a slight two-hander between an actor and his director, poking gentl fun at Sir Ralph Richardson and Sir John Gielgud, one of the two character's only lines consisting of either 'Yes' or 'No'. For Whom the Bell Chimes incorporating the corpse of a murdered woman and a transsexual police officer, reveals Greene's admiration for Joe Orton’s black farces. 
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Our Man in Havana - An Entertainment - Graham Greene

1958 - Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto - First Edition
A fine first edition of this ‘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.’ - Penguin Classics Review.

- "I don't want any job. Why do you pick on me?
- "Patriotic Englishmen. Been here for years. Respected member of the European Trader's Association. We must have our man in Havana, you know. Submarines need fuel. Dictators drift together. Big ones draw in the little ones.
- "Atomic Submarines don't need fuel."
- "Quite right, old man, quite right..."
 
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A Burnt-Out Case - Graham Greene

1961 - Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto - First Edition in English
A fine copy of Greene’s novel set in the Belgian Congo.

Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, will ever be taken as innocent...
 
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