A Gun for Sale

Author(s): Graham Greene


Raven is an assassin, a hired killer, and his brutal murder of the Minister raises the spectre of war across Europe. As the nation prepares for battle, Raven goes on the run, hunted by the police and hunting the man who paid him in stolen banknotes, eventually unearthing the terrible truth behind the killing.

A Gun for Sale was published two years before Brighton Rock, and its themes and characters provide a striking echo to that more famous novel, providing a fascinating glimpse into the working mind of a master novelist.


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With a new introduction by Robert Macfarlane

"Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature." -John Le Carre

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Meritand a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among themany people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'Hewill be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatestliving novelist.'

General Fields

  • : 9780099286141
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : May 2001
  • : 199mm X 132mm X 12mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Graham Greene
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 823/.912
  • : 208