The Honorary Consul (Penguin Classics)

The Honorary Consul (Penguin Classics)

Graham Greene

In a provincial Argentinean city, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with doubtful authority and a weak point for drink, is abducted by way of Paraguayan revolutionaries who've fallacious him for the yankee ambassador. Dr. Eduardo Plarr, an area surgeon along with his personal divided loyalties, serves because the negotiator among the rebels and the gurus. those fumbling characters play out an absurd drama of failure, desire, love, and betrayal opposed to a backdrop of political chaos. The Honorary Consul is either a gripping novel of suspense and a penetrating mental and sociological learn of non-public and political corruption. This Penguin Classics variation positive aspects an advent by way of Mark Bosco.

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