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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 En. 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 timeframe and circumstances suggest The Spanish Civil War but the details blur into a generic European nightmare D is a classics professor and the reader feels for his obsolescence in these dark times The landscape the weather and even radio advertisements conspire and haunt Greene provides no relief and actually mocks the possibility of a sentimental response or conclusion Highly recommended

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Gland 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 po. It s not perfect but even Greene knew that He wrote it in six weeks and wanted to publish it under a pseudonym Characters conveniently and coincidentally bump into one another a love story in the time frame of a couple of days etc But that being said it s still some damn fine writing I look forward to reading some of his important works

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Ssessing 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 other. 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 yearsNow 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 sentences in which not a single word is ever surplus to reuirements It is a joy and pleasure to read what he has written The Confidential Agent was written by Greene as one of his entertainments in the late 1930 s and gives a wonderful evocation of what London must have been like then with inclement weather foreign intrigue and a sense of impending doomThe story of D a confidential agent given the job of securing coal supplies for his government as it battles a civil war is intriguing from start to finish with plot twists and turns throughout the story which will have you absorbed until the endA great story by a master writer


10 thoughts on “The Confidential Agent

  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 displea

  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 negotiation but soon implicated in murder accuse

  3. says:

    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 timeframe and circumstances suggest T

  4. says:

    It's not perfect but even Greene knew that He wrote it in six weeks and wanted to publish it under a pseudonym Characters convenient

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    Greene wrote this story in six weeks The main character D is a rebel from a civil war who arrives in England on a secret mission to buy coal From the start everything goes wrong The other side is trying to stop him and his trauma from his experiences in the war such as his wife executed buried alive in a bombing

  7. says:

    Of all the entertainm

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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 writte

  9. 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 yearsNow 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 sentences in

  10. says:

    UnabridgedDuration 7h 30 minRead by Patrick Tull From BBC Radio 4 DramaGraham 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 soi