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The Honorary Consul

by Graham Greene

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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One hundred years ago a writer was born who captured the essence of the 20th Century like no other: Graham Greene.


To mark this, literary publishing house Vintage is reissuing eight titles with new introductions by contemporary authors such as JM Coetzee and Zadie Smith.

The Honorary Consul Synopsis

Graham Greene's gripping tragicomedy of a bungled kidnapping in a provincial Argentinian town is considered one of his finest. It tells of Charley Fortnum, the 'Honorary Consul', a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority taken by a group of revolutionaries. As Eduardo Plarr, a local doctor, negotiates with revolutionaries and authorities for Fortnum's release, the corruption of both becomes evident.


In this spare, tense novel, Graham Greene explores the morality of a political system that turns priests into killers.

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ISBN: 9780099478386
Publication date: 07/10/2004
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099478386
Publication date: 7th October 2004
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'

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