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The Resource The human factor, Graham Greene ; introduction by Colm Tóibín

The human factor, Graham Greene ; introduction by Colm Tóibín

Label
The human factor
Title
The human factor
Statement of responsibility
Graham Greene ; introduction by Colm Tóibín
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maurice Castle is a high-level operative in the British secret service during the Cold War. He is deeply in love with his African wife, who escaped apartheid South Africa with the help of his communist friend. Despite his misgivings, Castle decides to act as a double agent, passing information to the Soviets to help his in-laws in South Africa. In order to evade detection, he allows his assistant to be wrongly identified as the source of the leaks. But when suspicions remain, Castle is forced to make an even more excruciating sacrifice to save himself. Originally published in 1978, The Human Factor is an exciting novel of espionage drawn from Greene’s own experiences in MI6 during World War II, and ultimately a deeply humanistic examination of the very nature of loyalty. This edition features a new introduction by Colm Tóibín. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Summary
The senior officers of Britain's secret service move to plug a leak by eliminating a junior colleague, unmindful of a veteran intelligence processor whose decency, courage, and capacity for love threaten all security
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031031
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1904-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Graham
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Spies
  • Double agents
  • Interracial marriage
  • Defectors
  • Intelligence service
  • Betrayal
  • Cold War
  • International intrigue
  • Fear
  • Apartheid
  • Police
  • Families
  • Loneliness in men
  • South Africans in England
  • Defection
Target audience
adult
Label
The human factor, Graham Greene ; introduction by Colm Tóibín
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780143105565
Lccn
2008028389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The human factor, Graham Greene ; introduction by Colm Tóibín
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780143105565
Lccn
2008028389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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