THE COMEDIANS

Greene, Graham

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Place Published: London
Publisher: The Bodley Head
Date Published: 1966
Edition: First UK Edition
Book Id: 2297

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First Impression. Octavo (20.25cm); hunter green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; lavender topstain; dustjacket; 313pp. Trivial wear to lower board edges, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced 25s net), with pinpoint wear to extremities and a few tiny tears, one with a faint trace of adhesive residue at lower front joint.

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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.


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