The Comedians

The Comedians

by Graham Greene (Author), Graham Greene (Author), Paul Theroux (Introduction)


Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the hotelier, Smith the innocent American and Jones the confidence man are the Comedians of Graham Greene's title.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: Centenary Ed
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Published: 07 Oct 2004

ISBN 10: 0099478374
ISBN 13: 9780099478379
Book Overview: A striking depiction of Haiti on the brink of chaos, delivered with Greene's characteristic dark humour, forceful story-telling, and very obvious human sympathy.

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The ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety. -- William Golding
Author Bio
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.