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The Return of A. J. Raffles - Signed - Graham Greene

1975 - The Bodley Head, London Sydney Toronto - First and Limited Edition number 232 of 250 copies
A fine and signed limited edition of Greene’s play produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which has as its chief character A. J. Raffles, the literary creation some seventy odd years ago of E. W. Hornung. The cool daring of the impeccable Amateur Cracksman, always torn between the rival claims of burglary and cricket, ensured his popularity in Edwardian England. Evading the dogged pursuit of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland Yard, Hornung's character eventually met a hero's death in South Africa in the Boer War.

The Return of A. J. Raffles begins some months after. Raffles' loyal assistant Bunny still mourns his friend's death in Raffles' chambers in Albany, despite the blandishments of Lord Alfred Douglas. A visitor forces his way in - Raffles has cheated death as he once cheated Inspector Mackenzie - and immediately Lord Alfred sees in the Amateur Cracksman and Bunny heaven-sent instruments to revenge and disgrace of Oscar Wilde on his odious father, the Marquess of Queensberry...’ [Penguin Classics] 
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A Sense of Reality - Graham Greene

1963 - The Bodley Head, London - First Edition
A collection of four stories comprising ` Under The Garden' (A short novel); A Visit to the Morin; Dream of a Strange Land and A Discovery in the Woods.

In these four stories Graham Greene has allowed himself the liberty of fantasy, myth, legend and dream.
 
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Getting to know the General - Graham Greene

1984 - The Bodley Head, London - First Edition
In August 1981 my bag was packed for my fifth visit to Panama when the news came to me over the telephone of the death of General Omar Torrijos Herrera, my friend and host. . . At that moment the idea came to me to write a short personal memoir. . . of a man I had grown to love over those five years.

Mr Greene was first invited to Panama In the winter of 1976, by Omar Torrijos, the charismatic general who had taken power in 1968, ending the right wing dictatorship of President Arias and bringing new pressure to bear on the United States for the completion of a new Panama Canal Treaty. This led to the eventual illegal invasion of Panama by US troops.
 
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The Captain and the Enemy - Graham Greene

1988 - Reinhardt Books in association with Viking, London - First Edition
‘Victor Baxter is a young boy when a secretive stranger known simply as ‘the Captain’ takes him from his boarding school to live in London. Victor becomes the surrogate son and companion of a woman named Liza, who renames him ‘Jim’ and depends on him for any news about the world outside their door. Raised in these odd yet touching circumstances, Jim is never quite sure of Liza’s relationship to the Captain, who is often away on mysterious errands. It is not until Jim reaches manhood that he confronts the Captain and learns the shocking truth about the man, his allegiances, and the nature of love.’ – Penguin Classics.

A fine copy in the dust jacket designed by Michael Harvey.
 
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A Burnt-Out Case – Uncorrected Proof - Graham Greene

1961 - Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto - First Edition
The advanced ‘Uncorrected Proof’ of Greene’s novel set in the Belgian Congo. These may have been sent out to reviewers, this copy with ‘January 16’ written on the front panel, which was the release date of the book.

Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, will ever be taken as innocent...
 
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Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party - Graham Greene

1980 - The Bodley Head, London Sydney Toronto - First Edition, First Issue
A darkly comic novel about a misanthropic millionaire who decides to hold the last of his famous parties, but this time it is to be his own deadly version of the Book of Revelation. 
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In Search of a Character. Two African Journals. - Graham Greene

1961 - The Bodley Head, London - First Edition in variant binding
To Graham Greene, 'Africa will always be the Africa of the Victorian atlas, the blank unexplored continent the shape of the human heart'.

In Search of a Character contains: Congo Journal, which records Graham Greene's travels in 1959, and his stay at the Yonda leper colony in the jungle which inspired the story for A Burnt-Out Case; and Convoy to West Africa describing Greene's voyage in a cargo boat during the Second World War, from Liverpool to Freetown, Sierra Leone, the setting for The Heart of The Matter. [Vintage Classics] 
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The Comedians - Graham Greene

1966 - The Bodley Head, London - First Edition
‘"A liar, a cretin, a stool-pigeon…unbalanced, sadistic, perverted…a perfect ignoramus…lying to his heart's content…the shame of proud and noble England…a spy…a drug addict…a torturer." (The last epithet has always a little puzzled me.)’ – Greene describing Papa Doc Duvalier’s description of him. – Ways of Escape.

One of Graham Greene's most chilling and prophetic novels,
The Comedians is set in a Haiti ruled by Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Just as The Quiet American offered a preview of the coming horrors of American involvement in Vietnam, this novel presages the chaos in Haiti. 
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