First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in the dustwrapper designed by Michael Harvey. Top edge purple. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean, bright and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine dustwrapper which shows some minor wear to edges and folds, a short (1cm) closed tear to the lower edge of the rear panel, and a few scattered (light) scratches and scuffs. Not price-clipped (£2.00 net to the front flap). A sharp, bright copy.
"Set in a provincial Argentianian town, Graham Greene's new novel takes place in that bleak country of exhausted passion, betrayal and absurd hope which he has explored so precisely in such novels as 'The Power and the Glory' and 'The Comedians'" (from the jacket). The book was adapted for a 1983 film directed by John Mackenzie, with a screenplay by Christopher Hampton, and starring Michael Caine, Richard Gere and Bob Hoskins.
Stock code: 20261