London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1950. [Spy novel and short story]. FIRST EDITION. Small Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.188. Publisher's black cloth with silver titles to spine, pictorial dust jacket in monochrome, red and white titles. Ink ownership to flyleaf, jacket with general wear, rubbed to joints, a few chips, larger loss to head of spine. An inexpensive copy of the first printing. Two classic titles from Greene published from the original manuscripts for the first time. The title novel is Greene's legendary thriller, set in Vienna following World War II, and basis for the acclaimed 1949 film noir, starring Orson Welles as Harry Lime and Trevor Howard as Major Calloway; voted greatest British movie of all time by the British Film Institute (1999). Item #51011
WOBBE, R.A, "Graham Greene - A Bibliography and Guide to Research", A23a. See also Haining; Crime Fiction p.200.
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