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It's a Battlefield by Graham Greene - Paperback - First paperback printing - 1940 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000001159)

It's a Battlefield

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It's a Battlefield

by Graham Greene

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Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1940. First Penguin Edition, First Printing. Penguin 257. "Published in Penguin Books 1940". Orange and white card cover with black lettering. Good. Prior owner's name and price penciled on first page, otherwise interior is unmarked. Moderately tanned. Spine tight with slight tilt. One inch tear to bottom of front hinge. Reading wear to edges and corners. 214 pages.

Drover, a Communist bus driver, is in prison, sentenced to death for killing a policeman during a riot at Hyde Park Corner. A battle for a reprieve with many participants ensues: the Assistant Commissioner, high-principled and over-worked; Conrad, a paranoid clerk; Mr Surrogate, a rich Fabian; Condor, a pathetic journalist feeding on fantasies; pretty, promiscuous Kay - all have a part to play in his fate.


Graham Greene (1904-1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Third Man , The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt . He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.


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It's a Battlefield
Graham Greene
Mass Market Paperback
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First paperback printing
Penguin Books
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Harmondsworth, England
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fiction, political fiction, politics, England, Britain
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Science Fiction; Politics & Government; Fiction; Britain;

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