London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1932. [Espionage novel] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm) pp.307. Usual corrected state of text. Publisher's black cloth hardcover blocked in gilt to the spine, dust-wrapper illustrated by Youngman Carter priced at 7/6. This thriller was entitled 'Orient Express' in the US. Neat bookplate of Book Society, a few spots to edges else fine, in a restored jacket which presents well, with some uniform toning to the spine. Greene's classic early 'entertainment' novel, a spy thriller which unfolds aboard the 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 #59048
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