Our Man in Havana

By Graham Greene

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Graham Greene's classic Cuban spy story, now with a new package and a new introduction First published in 1959, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire that still resonates to this day. Conceived as one of Graham Greene's 'entertainments,' it tells of MI6's man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman tu

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September 3rd 1991 by Penguin/Twentieth Century Classics

(first published 1958)

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Quotes From "Our Man in Havana"

"I don't care a damn about men who are loyal to the people who pay them, to organizations...I don't think even my country means all that much. There are many countries in our blood, aren't there, but only one person. Would the world be in the mess it is if we were loyal to love and not to countries?"
"There was always another side to a joke, the side of the victim."
"It is a great danger for everyone when what is shocking changes."
"They can print statistics and count the populations in hundreds of thousands, but to each man a city consists of no more than a few streets, a few houses, a few people. Remove those few and a city exists no longer except as a pain in the memory, like a pain of an amputated leg no longer there."
"They haven't left us much to believe in, have they?--even disbelief. I can't believe in anything bigger than a home or vaguer than a human being."
"You should dream more. Reality in our century is not something to be faced."
"As long as nothing happens anything is possible..."
"A romantic is usually afraid in case reality doesn't come up to expectations."

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