SOLD - 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..."
  Octavo (20x13.5cm). pp. [6] 273 [1]. Publisher’s blue cloth, gilt letting to spine, publisher’s emblem in blind to rear board. Dust jacket priced ‘15s NET’ to lower corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket, minor toning to rear panel and small spot, rubbing to rear panel fold.   Ref: 110061   Price: HK$ 0