London: The Bodley Head, 1969. [Modern Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.319. Publisher's gilt-titled green cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper. A marked-up copy containing numerous ink corrections which were incorporated into later editions, including The Collected Edition of 1980. From the office of Greene's literary agent, with associated correspondence. Greene's hilarious novel concerns Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his old aunt for the first time in over 50 years. She persuades him to travel with her. Through his aunt, a veteran of Europe's hotel bedrooms, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society, coming alive after a dull suburban lifetime. Item #54626
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