The Honorary Consul (Penguin Classics)

The Honorary Consul (Penguin Classics)

Graham Greene


In a provincial Argentinean city, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with doubtful authority and a weak spot for drink, is abducted by way of Paraguayan revolutionaries who've improper him for the yankee ambassador. Dr. Eduardo Plarr, a neighborhood medical professional together with his personal divided loyalties, serves because the negotiator among the rebels and the gurus. those fumbling characters play out an absurd drama of failure, desire, love, and betrayal opposed to a backdrop of political chaos. The Honorary Consul is either a gripping novel of suspense and a penetrating mental and sociological examine of private and political corruption. This Penguin Classics variation positive aspects an creation by means of Mark Bosco.

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