New York: The Viking Press, 1951. First American Edition. The last of Greene's "Catholic novels," centered around a love triangle between three Londoners during World War II. Basis for two films: the classic 1955 adaptation by Edward Dmytryk, and the 1999 version directed by Neil Jordan, starring Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, and Stephen Rea. Wobbe A27b. Item #4814
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); tan cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in dark brown and hunter green on spine and front cover; green topstain; dustjacket; [vi],240,pp. Base of spine gently nudged, topstain a bit faded, with a tiny ink spot to lower right edge of textblock; clean throughout; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), gently spine-sunned, with modest shelfwear, several closed tears and attendant creases, with several tape mends and tape ghosts on verso, and a small strip of clear tape at crown; Very Good.