London: The Bodley Head, 1969. [Modern Literature] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.319 . Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Stephen Russ. A very good used copy; jacket frayed at crown with a few tape strips to reverse side, price clipped, general handling. Greene's hilarious novel concerns Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, who 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 #61050
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