Place Published: London
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd.
Date Published: 1966
Edition: First UK Edition
Book Id: 1899
First Impression. Octavo; dark green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; purple topstain; dustjacket; 313pp. Subtle fade to topstain, else Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dustjacket, with a light crease at the crown and pinpoint rubbing to heel.
Late novel by Greene, set in Haiti under the rule of "Papa Doc" Duvalier and his secret police, the Tonton Macoute. The novel explores the political suppression and terrorism through the figure of an English hotel owner. A successful publication for Greene, selling some 60,000 copies. Basis for the 1967 film directed by Peter Glenville, starring Richard Burton, Alec Guinness, and Elizabeth Taylor. Wobbe A48.a.