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.

Basis for the 1967 film starring Richard Burton, Alec Guinness, and Elizabeth Taylor, directed by Peter Glenville.
  Octavo (book size 20.3x13.7cm), pp. 313 [7]. Publisher’s green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge tinted purple olive-green. Dust jacket priced ‘25s net’ to lower corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket   Ref: 110066   Price: HK$ 1,500