London: Heinemann, 1932. [Espionage novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm) pp.307. Black cloth hardcover blocked in gilt to spine. Usual corrected state of text. No inscriptions, very light spotting to edges, minor handling; crease up centre of spine, a clean, near fine copy. Greene's classic early 'entertainment' novel, a spy thriller which unfolds aboard an Orient Express train as it crosses Europe from Ostend to Constantinople. Weaving a web of subterfuge, murder and politics along the way, it focuses upon the disturbing relationship between Myatt the pragmatic Jew, and chorus girl Coral Musker. Basis for the 1934 movie starring Norman Foster. Item #51361
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