Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1948. THE FIRST FRENCH EDITION of 'The Confidential Agent', LIMITED TO 110 COPIES. This is number 80. Octavo, pp.269. Bound in publisher's yellow card wraps with blue and white lettering to covers. Pages remain uncut. A lovely copy, very clean and bright throughout. One crease in front cover and a gently browned portion to rear, otherwise fine. Translated from the English by Marcelle Sibon. A well-preserved copy of this French edition. Greene wrote The Confidential Agent in six weeks under the influence of Benzedrine. He rented a room in Bloomsbury to 'avoid distraction' - but ended up having an affair with the landlady's daughter. Item #47170
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