Vintage Classics Honorary Consul

Greene, Graham

£9.99

This story tells of Charley Fortnum, the ‘Honorary Consul’, a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority kidnapped by a group of revolutionaries. As local doctor, Eduardo Plarr, negotiates for Fortnum’s release, their corruption becomes evident.

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A gripping tragicomedy of a bungled kidnapping in a provincial Argentinean town, considered to be one of Greene’s finest novels.

Charley Fortnum is the ‘Honorary Consul’, a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority taken by a group of rebels. As Eduardo Plarr, a local doctor, negotiates with revolutionaries and the 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.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE

‘Perhaps the most enduring novel that even he has give us’ Daily Mail

Additional information

Weight 213 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 19 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xix, 265

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K