London: The Bodley Head, 1969. Michael Harvey (jacket design). First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Used - Fine. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Binding tight and square. Corners sharp. Clean, unmarked. A very nice copy. 13.5 x 20.5 cm. 463 pp. / Very Good/Fine. Faint scratch to front. Otherwise well preserved. Not price clipped. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #11397
From the book jacket:
This volume contains all the essays which Mr Greene wishes to preserve in book form. Many of them were included in The Lost Childhood, published in 1951; some of these have been rewritten or expanded. Over a third of them are assembled together for the first time. The new pieces deal with such diverse subjects as Kim Philby, West African explorers, Fidel Castro, Pope Pius XII, Rider Haggard and the Recusant poets. All of them are marked by the qualities of a great novelist: originality and exceptional powers of sympathy.