MI6’s man in Havana is Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Charles Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true…
First published in 1959 against the backdrop of the Cold War, Our Man in Havana remains one of Graham Greene’s most widely read novels. It is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire of government intelligence that still resonates today. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
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Wormold's daughter had reached an expensive age - so he accepted Hawthorne's offer of 300-plus dollars a month and became Agent 59200/5, MI6's man in Havana. To keep the job, he pretends to recruit sub-agents and sends fake stories. Then they come true.Product Description:
A darkly comic story about a vacuum cleaner salesman in 1950s Havanna who is approached to become a spy for MI6.
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Descrizione libro Penguin Books, 1970. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 670003077