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"Rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings...the tragic and comic ironies of love, loyalty and belief." - V.S. Pritchett, The Times--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This is a wonderful book, and its depth -- which is not apparent at first glance -- comes out when you examine the contrast in personalities between Harry and his aunt.Published on Sept. 17 2001 by Sabina
I grew up in Paraguay, where the protagonist of this novel winds up, and Greene does an amusing job of portraying some of the subtleties of living in a dictatorship (like the... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2001 by E. Jones
I found this to be an enjoyable, easily-read novel with great characters. Aunt Augusta is a marvellous character and it's fun to follow the changes her nephew Henry undergoes as... Read morePublished on Aug. 5 1999
This book is about the re-examination of his life by a staid British middle-aged bank manager. At the beginning Harry accepts the conventional ideas of his day and is headed for a... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 1999 by H J
One does not think that well written prose and humour should be mixed nor can they be mixed, but this book proves they can. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 1998