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Our Man in Havana

Greene, Graham (Book - 2007 )
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MI6's man in Havana is Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true#133; nbsp; First published in 1959 against the backdrop of the Cold War, Our Man in Havana remains one of Graham Greene's most widely read novels. It is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire of government intelligence that still resonates today. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
Authors: Greene, Graham, 1904-1991
Title: Our man in Havana
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007
Characteristics: xxiv, 228 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Graham Greene ; introduction by Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9780142438008
0142438006
Branch Call Number: FICTION GREENE 2007
Subject Headings: Intelligence service Fiction Havana (Cuba) Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Spy stories
Satire
Topical Term: Intelligence service
LCCN: 2006052794
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MI6's man in Havana is Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start... Read More »

First published in 1959 against the backdrop of the Cold War, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire of government intelligence that still resonates today.


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Jul 24, 2013
  • Dgrewal26 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved it. So witty and funny.

Jan 06, 2011
  • leanosal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it's a nice and easy book to read, specially for people who are learning English

Mar 11, 2010
  • kwsmith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This novel is a light-hearted espionage comedy about a reluctant secret agent, James Wormold, who constructs clever schemes to deceive the British Secret Service. The novel is set in Cuba during the regime of Fulgencio Batista and provides a realistic description of 1950's Cuba. I especially enjoyed the touching romance that blooms towards the end of the novel.

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