"THERE IS A POINT OF NO RETURN, UNREMARKED AT THE TIME, IN MOST LIVES": FIRST EDITION OF THE COMEDIANS; INSCRIBED BY GRAHAM GREENE A FEW MONTHS BEFORE PUBLICATION

  • The Comedians.

The Comedians.

$2,750.00

Item Number: 3654

London: The Bodley Head, 1966.

First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author a few months before publication, “For Ronald Bryton with all good wishes for Christmas 1965 from Graham Greene.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to the foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

One of Greene's most chilling and prophetic novels, The Comedians is set in a Haiti ruled by Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Just as The Quiet American offered a preview of the coming horrors of American involvement in Vietnam, this novel presages the chaos in Haiti. "Graham Greene arouses responses of curiosity and attention comparable to those set up by Malraux... Faulkner and Hemingway" (New Statesman).

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