London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1955. First Edition. An anti-war novel, drawing on Greene's experiences as a war correspondent in French Indochina from 1951-1954. Basis for two notable film adaptations: the 1958 version directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring Audie Murphy and Michael Redgrave, and the Oscar-nominated 2002 picture starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser. Wobbe A35a. Item #4815
First Impression. Octavo (20.25cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; blue topstain; [viii],247,pp. Topstain faded, else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gently spine-sunned, with subtle dust-soil and some scattered foxing; Very Good+.