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Publisher Comments:

Raven is an ugly man dedicated to ugly deeds. His cold-blooded killing of a European Minister of War is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not just for Raven himself but for the nation as a whole. The money he receives in payment for the murder is made up of stolen notes. When the first of these is traced, Raven is a man on the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him and attempts to elude the police, he becomes both hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of a strange kind of social justice.

Review:

"Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature." John le Carré

Synopsis:

Raven is an assassin, a hired killer, and his brutal murder of the Minister of War raises the spectre of war across Europe.

Synopsis:

Previously published as This Gun for Hire. Raven is an ugly man dedicated to ugly deeds. When Raven is paid for killing the Minister of War with stolen notes, he becomes a man on the run. Tracking down the agent who double-crossed him, and eluding the police simultaneously, he becomes both the hunter and the hunted.

About the Author

Graham Greene (1904–1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Third Man, The Comedians, and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.

Samuel Hynes (Introduction) is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature Emeritus at Princeton University. He has edited Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier and e. e. cummings's The Enormous Room for Penguin Classics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039303
Author:
Greene, Graham
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Hynes, Samuel
Introduction:
Samuel Hynes
Introduction:
Hynes, Samuel
Author:
Hynes, Samuel
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Nottingham (England)
Subject:
Murder for hire
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.70x5.08x.53 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 208 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143039303 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature."
"Synopsis" by , Raven is an assassin, a hired killer, and his brutal murder of the Minister of War raises the spectre of war across Europe.
"Synopsis" by , Previously published as This Gun for Hire. Raven is an ugly man dedicated to ugly deeds. When Raven is paid for killing the Minister of War with stolen notes, he becomes a man on the run. Tracking down the agent who double-crossed him, and eluding the police simultaneously, he becomes both the hunter and the hunted.
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