First Edition of Graham Greene's Another Mexico; Signed by Him

  • Another Mexico.

Another Mexico.

Item Number: 20012

New York: Viking Press, 1939.

First edition of this travel account by Greene, based on his 1938 trip to Mexico, to see the effects of the government’s campaign of forced anti-Catholic secularization and how the inhabitants had reacted to the brutal anticlerical purges of President Plutarco Elías Calles. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Graham Greene on the title page. In very good condition with a small name to the front free endpaper, without the dust jacket.

In Another Mexico Mr. Greene causes to emerge a picture of Mexico that is alike vivid in detail and absolutely convincing as a whole. This is mainly due to the high merit of his writing; he joins to a remarkable command of English an equally remarkable talent for breathing life into the strange human figures which people his somber canvas. No less remarkable is his attitude. He never condescends. He is no mere grouchy Anglo-Saxon up against Latins and aborigines beyond his understanding. He exudes no superiority" (The New York Times).