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Titel: The Captain and the Enemy
Verlag: Viking, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
Viking 1988; A novel good to very good in dust jacket; 189 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9871
Inhaltsangabe: Victor Baxter is a young boy when a secretive stranger known simply as the Captain takes him from his boarding school to live in London. Victor becomes the surrogate son and companion of a woman named Liza, who renames him Jim and depends on him for any news about the world outside their door. Raised in these odd yet touching circumstances, Jim is never quite sure of Liza s relationship to the Captain, who is often away on mysterious errands. It is not until Jim reaches manhood that he confronts the Captain and learns the shocking truth about the man, his allegiances, and the nature of love. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by John Auchard. 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."
Inhaltsangabe: Greene's last novel, a lonely boarding-school student encounters a secretive stranger who introduces himself simply as "the Captain". The boy is taken to London by the stranger and raised in odd and touching circumstances by Liza, a young woman with close but unexplained ties to the Captain. It is only when the boy grows to manhood that he will learn the shocking truth about the Captain's allegiances and activities, and will begin to understand the true nature of love.
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