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The Honorary Consul

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In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador. Dr. Eduardo Plarr, a local physician with his own divided loyalties, serves as the negotiator between the rebels and the authorities. These fumbling characters play out an absurd drama of failure, hope, love, and betrayal against a backdrop of political chaos. The Honorary Consul is both a gripping novel of suspense and a penetrating psychological and sociological study of personal and political corruption. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Mark Bosco.

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A morally complex and mature work from a modern master

IN THIS later novel by Graham Greene? featuring a new introduction?the author continues to explore moral and theological dilemmas through psychologically astute character studies and exciting drama on an international stage. In The Honorary Consul, a British consul with a fondness for drink is mistaken for an American ambassador and kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries.

About the Author

Graham Greene (1904–1991) is the author of twenty-five novels. He worked for the British secret service during World War II, an experience reflected in many of his novels.

Mark Bosco is an assistant professor of English at Loyola University Chicago and is the author of Graham Green‛s Catholic Imagination.

Colm Toibin is the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award–winning author of The Blackwater Lightship and The Master.

John Auchard is a professor of English at the University of Maryland and has introduced the Penguin Classics edition of Italian Hours by Henry James.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105558
Author:
Greene, Graham
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Bosco, Mark
Introduction:
Bosco, Mark
Author:
Bosco, Mark
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Diplomats
Subject:
Argentina
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.72x5.04x.59 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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A morally complex and mature work from a modern master

IN THIS later novel by Graham Greene? featuring a new introduction?the author continues to explore moral and theological dilemmas through psychologically astute character studies and exciting drama on an international stage. In The Honorary Consul, a British consul with a fondness for drink is mistaken for an American ambassador and kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries.

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