Victor Baxter is a young boy when a stranger known as "the Captain" collects him from school and takes him to London. He becomes the companion of a reclusive woman named Liza, who depends on him for any news of the outside world . From mysterious beginnings the novel becomes a thriller of smuggling, jewel theft and espionage.
A BURNT-OUT CASE
Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of an attack of indifference, no longer finding meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he loses himself in work for the lepers. As he helps the lepers, so he approaches a self-cure.
Brown the hotelier, Smith, the innocent American and Jones, the confidence man, meet on a ship bound for Haiti, which is in the grip of the corrupt Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoute.
THE END OF THE AFFAIR
Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his friends wife began during the Blitz. When Sarah inexplicably and without warning broke off the relationship Maurice, was driven by jealousy and grief into hiring a detective to follow her.
THE FALLEN IDOL
This is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler and his wife whilst his parents go on a fortnight's holiday, Philip realises too late the danger of lies and deceit. But the truth is even deadlier.
A GUN FOR SALE
Raven is an assassin and his brutal murder of the Minister brings with it the threat of war across Europe. As the nation prepares for battle Raven goes on the run, hunting the man who paid him and hunted himself by the police.
THE HEART OF THE MATTER
In West Africa, Scobie is a scrupulously honest senior police officer, but when he falls in love he is forced to betray everything he stands for and believes in, with tragic consequences.
THE LAST WORD AND OTHER STORIES
These twelve stories, dating from 1923 to 1989, represent the quintessential Graham Greene. Rich in gallows humor, they have the power both to move and to entertain. Included here are such famous stories as "The Last Word", "The News in English", "The Lieutenant Died Last", and "The Lottery Ticket", as well as his masterly detective story "Murder for the Wrong Reason".
OUR MAN IN HAVANA
Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return, all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. When his fake reports start coming true, Havana becomes a threatening place.
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.
THE QUIET AMERICAN
Pyle, a naï¿½ve young American, is sent to Indo-China to promote democracy, but instead causes bloodshed. His friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, intervenes but is he doing so for politics or for love?
THE THIRD MAN
Post-war Vienna is a 'smashed dreary city' occupied by the four Allied powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless to visit his friend and hero, Harry Lime. But Harry has died in suspicious circumstances, and with the police closing in, Rollo must find the third man who witnessed the murder of Harry Lime...
TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT
Henry Pulling meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at his mother's funeral. She persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, and he joins a shiftless, twilight society mixing with hippies, smoking pot, meeting war criminals and CIA men and eventually coming alive after a dull suburban life.