The Ministry of Fear - An Entertainment - Graham Greene

1943 - William Heinemann Ltd, London - First Edition
‘A master thriller and a remarkable portrait of a twisted character.’ - Time.

‘Set in the torn landscape of the Blitz, this book is a phantasmagoric study in terror. Arthur Rowe was hamstrung by guilt, the guilt of having murdered his sick wife. He was standing aside from the war until the day when he happened to guess the true weight of a cake at a charity fete and from that moment on he’s a hunted man, the target of shadowy killers, on the run and struggling to remember and to find the truth.’ -
Penguin Classics Review. 
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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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The Third Man and The Fallen Idol - Graham Greene

1950 - William Heinemann Ltd, London - FIrst Edition
Greene's legendary thriller, set in Vienna following World War II, and basis for the classic 1949 film noir, starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime.

‘My film story,
The Third Man, was never written to be read but only to be seen. The story, like many love affairs, started at a dinner table and continued with headaches in many places: Vienna, Ravello, London, Santa Monica.’ - Ways of Escape 
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The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene

1940 - William Heinemann Ltd, London - First Edition, First Printing
‘Graham Greene's masterpiece... The power and energy of his finest novel derive from the will toward compassion, and ideal communism even more Christian than Communism. Its unit is the individual, not any class’ – John Updike.

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.

Ways of Escape, Greene comments that the novel was written to a preconceived thesis: there is a distinction between a man (in this case a drunken priest) and his office. He also remarks how many of the characters in the novel had their origin in people he met in Mexico in 1938, when researching The Lawless Roads.’ – Wise & Hill. 
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The Quiet American - Graham Greene

1955 - William Heinemann Ltd, London - First Edition
Greene’s famous work of fiction on Vietnam, a rich portrait of Saigon during the 1950's. Controversial, and considered anti-American at the time. The basis of two films. Becoming scarce in such nice condition. 
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Our Man in Havana - An Entertainment - Graham Greene

1958 - Heinemann, London Melbourne Toronto - First Edition
‘An espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates today. Conceived as one of Graham Greene’s entertainments, it tells of MI6’s man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity.

To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lamb’s
Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true.’ - Penguin Classics Review. 
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Price HK$ 2,600