The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment (Penguin Classics)

De (autor) Alan Furst
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"A master thriller and a remarkable portrait of a twisted character." —Time
For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fête was a joyful step back into adolescence, a chance to forget the nightmare of the Blitz—and the aching guilt of having mercifully murdered his sick wife. He was surviving alone, outside the war, until he happened to win a cake at the fête. From that moment, he finds himself ruthlessly hunted by Nazi agents, the quarry of malign and shadowy forces. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Alan Furst.cs edit| ? f a ?? 8?? introduction by David Rieff.
e b ?? 8?? f 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. It remains one of Graham Greene’s most widely read novels. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
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ISBN-13: 9780143039112
ISBN-10: 0143039113
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 129 x 197 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
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Graham Greene (1904-1991), whose long life nearly spanned the length of the twentieth century, was one of its greatest novelists. Educated at Berkhamsted School and Balliol College, Oxford, he started his career as a sub-editor of the London TimesHe began to attract notice as a novelist with his fourth book, Orient Expressin 1932. In 1935, he trekked across northern Liberia, his first experience in Africa, told in A Journey Without Maps (1936). He converted to Catholicism in 1926, an edifying decision, and reported on religious persecution in Mexico in 1938 in The Lawless Roadswhich served as a background for his famous The Power and the Glory, one of several “Catholic” novels (Brighton RockThe Heart of the MatterThe End of the Affair). During the war he worked for the British secret service in Sierra Leone; afterward, he began wide-ranging travels as a journalist, which were reflected in novels such as The Quiet AmericanOur Man in HavanaThe ComediansTravels with My AuntThe Honorary ConsulThe Human FactorMonsignor Quixoteand The Captain and the EnemyAs well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, two books of autobiography, A Sort of Life and Ways of Escape, two biographies, and four books for children. He also contributed hundreds of essays and film and book reviews to The Spectator and other journals, many of which appear in the late collection ReflectionsMost of his novels have been filmed, including The Third Man, which the author first wrote as a film treatment. Graham Greene was named Companion of Honour and received the Order of Merit among numerous other awards.
Alan Furst is a bestselling author of historical spy novels, including Night Soldiers, Kingdom of Shadows, and most recently, Dark Voyage.