The Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul

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In a provincial Argentinean town, Charley Fortnum, a British consul with dubious authority and a weakness for drink, is kidnapped by Paraguayan revolutionaries who have mistaken him for the American ambassador. Dr. Eduardo Plarr, a local physician with his own divided loyalties, serves as the negotiator between the rebels and the authorities. These fumbling characters play out an absurd drama of failure, hope, love, and betrayal against a backdrop of political chaos. The Honorary Consul is both a gripping novel of suspense and a penetrating psychological and sociological study of personal and political corruption. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Mark Bosco.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Classics, 2008
ISBN: 9780143105558
0143105558
Branch Call Number: GREENE G
Characteristics: xxiii, 274 pages ; 20 cm

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 20, 2014

Graham Greene is a master craftsman, and this novel from the early 70s is one of his best. Idealism, cynicism, love and despair figure into an intriguing story of Paraguayan revolutionaries who kidnap the wrong man.

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mvincelli
Mar 07, 2010

Can't remember this at all!

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