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Travels with My Aunt :  Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition - Graham Greene

Travels with My Aunt

Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

By: Graham Greene, Gloria Emerson (Introduction by)


Published: 28th September 2004
For Ages: 18+ years old
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"I met Aunt Augusta for the first time at my mother's funeral..."

Described by Graham Greene as "the only book I have written just for the fun of it." Travels with My Aunt is the story of Hanry Pulling, a retired and complacent bank manager, who meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. She soon persuades Henry to abandon his dull suburban existence to travel her way—to Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay. Through Aunt Augusta, one of Greene's greatest comic creations, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society; mixes with hippies, war criminals, and CIA men; smokes pot; and breaks all currency regulations.

Originally published in 1970, Travels with My Aunt gives us an intoxicating entertainment yet also confronts us with some of the most perplexing of human dilemmas.

About The Author

Known for his espionage thrillers set in exotic locales, Graham Greene is the writer who launched a thousand travel journalists. But although Greene produced some unabashedly commercial works -- he called them "entertainments," to distinguish them from his novels -- even his escapist fiction is rooted in the gritty realities he encountered around the globe.

ISBN: 9780143039006
ISBN-10: 0143039008
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th September 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.31