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The Confidential Agent WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY IAN RANKINIn A Small Continental Country Civil War Is Raging Once A Lecturer In Medieval French, Now A Confidential Agent, D Is A Scarred Stranger In A Seemingly Casual England, Sent On A Mission To Buy Coal At Any Price Initially, This Seems To Be A Matter Of Straightforward Negotiation, But Soon, Implicated In Murder, Accused Of Possessing False Documents And Theft, Held Responsible For The Death Of A Young Woman, D Becomes A Hunted Man, Tormented By Allegiances, Doubts And The Love Of Others


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  1. says:

    346 The Confidential Agent, Graham GreeneThe Confidential Agent 1939 is a thriller novel by British author Graham Greene Fueled by Benzedrine, Greene wrote it in six weeks To avoid distraction, he rented a room in Bloomsbury from a landlady who lived in an apartment below him He used that apartment in the novel it s where D hides for a day and had an affair with the landlady s daughter He wrote the book for money and was so displeased with his work that he wanted it published under a pseudonym But critics took a far different view The New York Times, for example, called the novel a magnificent tour de force Plot D, a former university professor speaking perfect English, is sent by his government, two years into a vicious civil war, on a secret mission to buy coal in England Traumatised by the war, in which his wife was executed in error and he was buried alive in an air raid, England to him is a place of peace and happy memories 2012 1380 317 9644481631 1395 284 9786009582488 20 .


  2. says:

    Read by Patrick TullDescription In a small continental country civil war is raging Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal at any price Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward n


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    This is Greene at his best, providing a gnashing noir, a tale of chase and deception The Confidential Agent distills the fears of the late 1930s, people are being driven to an almost post human ignobility Attempting to stay above the feral pragmatism, an agent known as D makes his way to England The timef


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    Many a long and weary year ago I read a fair few Greene books This one has a nice grimy atmosphere and a very real uncertainty about who, if anyone, can be trusted The Esperanto lesson always seemed like a nice touch, invented stories, pretended loyalties, unreal language, no end of deceptions.


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    This is a lot of fun A fuddy duddy lecturer, D, comes to England as the confidential agent Only he seems pretty incapable and scared of his own shadow He befriends a young woman, and the pair grow humorously close as they face constant danger and espionage D gradually finds the courage and conviction he needs A well


  6. says:

    Graham Greene is one of my favourite authors, having started reading his novels when I was in my teens, many years ago, though I haven t read one of his books for several years.Now, on re reading The Confidential Agent , I know why, I like him so much He is a great storyteller and has a wonderful way of phrasing his senten


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    UnabridgedDuration 7h 30 minRead by Patrick Tull From BBC Radio 4 Drama Graham Greene s masterful tale of suspense When Edgar Dominguez is sent to England on a mission to arrange a supply of coal for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War it seems a straightforward business negotiation but no sooner does he set foot on English


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    Review first published on BookLikes The gulls swept over Dover They sailed out like flakes of the fog, and tacked back towards the hidden town, while the siren mourned with them other ships replied, a whole wake lifted up their voices for whose death So begins the story of D D is an agent a confidential agent who is sent to England on


  9. says:

    In 1938, Graham Greene was busy writing two novels The better known book became his classic, The Power and the Glory, about the Mexican whiskey priest But Greene feared that The Power and the Glory would not sell, and he needed money to support his family Therefore, in the mornings, he wrote one of his entertainments , The Confidential Agen


  10. says:

    A 3.5 star book.First published in 1939 the first year of World War II I found reading The Confidential Agent by Graham Greene relatively entertaining due to its seemingly remote setting which vaguely reminds its readers on the looming atmosphere of countries at war However, we should read its Goodreads synopsis and introduction by Ian Rankin so


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