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Our Man in Havana
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To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. First published in against the backdrop of the Cold War, Our Man in Havana remains one of Graham Greene's most widely read novels.
This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Specifications Series Title Penguin Classics. Customer Reviews.
Average rating: 4. See all reviews. Write a review. Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars, based on reviews. See more. Most helpful negative review. Average rating: 2 out of 5 stars, based on reviews. Nice start. Typical Greene characters: expat vacuum cleaner salesman plodding thru Cuban life, one hyperCatholic countryclubing teen daughter, and one German drinking friend. Then the caricatures start: the Brit secret agent, the head of intelligence without any, the MI6 Miss Moneypennyesque bureaucrat, and most sketchily drawn, the evil Cuban torture chief.
Now, a bit of a spoiler:Torture for the reader begins when the new woman from the agency arrives knows French--close enough for Intelligence work. A Brit comedy of bad manners ensues starting with the soda water episode and the torturer.
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We know the book will end badly at that point. Codes get more complicated, agents die, and the atomic vacuum cleaner blasts off. Our expat is almost poisoned but, as must in a comedy, all ends well with salary, marriage, England, and finishing school for the daughter. Probably sounds funnier than it is.
BTW, best scene is MI6 reviewing the vacuum cleaner plans sent by secret diplomatic pouch early in the book. Average rating: 5 out of 5 stars, based on 0 reviews.
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Email address. Please enter a valid email address. Walmart Services. Get to Know Us. Customer Service. In The Spotlight. Shop Our Brands. All Rights Reserved. Set in the Havana of the s, the novel introduces us to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being pursued by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo.
Unbeknownst to the two, they are the children of the same father. When Leonardo, who gets bored with Cecilia after a while, agrees to marry a white upper class woman, Cecilia vows revenge. A mulatto friend and suitor of hers kills Leonardo, and Cecilia is thrown into prison as an accessory to the crime.
Then his stories start coming disturbingly true…. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal — a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence—a city that always surprises—Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky.
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