In Search of a Character: Two African Journals. Graham Greene.
In Search of a Character: Two African Journals
In Search of a Character: Two African Journals
In Search of a Character: Two African Journals
In Search of a Character: Two African Journals
In Search of a Character: Two African Journals

In Search of a Character: Two African Journals

New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1962. First American Edition. Hardcover. "Not intended for publication, the journal of Graham Greene's trip to the Belgian Congo in 1959 was the raw material for the novel that became A Burnt-Out Case. A shorter journal, of a wartime convoy to West Africa in 1941, was a prelude to the writing of The Heart of the Matter. Together with the author's introduction and plentiful notes, they are a fascinating revelation of the fiction writer's craft." (from front flap) A short collection of two sets of journal entries by Graham Greene (1904-1991), the prolific & canonical British novelist. As explained in the quote above & Greene's own brief introduction, these entries are the gestations of two of his most acclaimed works. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first American edition published the year after the first British edition (1961). A very important rarity for the Greene scholar & completist. Book in exceptionally very fine condition with only very slight fading to cloth at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; mild browning to upper edge of text block. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket very fine with only a bit of rubbing to front, back covers & spine; very light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; slight browning of flaps esp. at/ near edges & corners. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3970]

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