A Gun for Sale

A Gun for Sale

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Raven is an ugly man dedicated to ugly deeds. His cold-blooded killing of a European Minister of War is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not just for Raven himself but for the nation as a whole. The money he receives in payment for the murder is made up of stolen notes and when the first of these is traced, Raven becomes a man on the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him and attempts to elude the police, he becomes both hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of a strange kind of social justice. In doing so, he sets the stage for Greene's next novel, Brighton Rock . This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Samuel Hynes.

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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780143039303
Branch Call Number: GREENE G
Characteristics: xviii, 184 pages ; 20 cm


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May 28, 2017

Although less than 200 pages, this book (as most of Graham Greene's) carries a powerful punch. One cannot help but feel sympathy for a hopeless evil-doer.

Feb 26, 2017

A "page turner" thriller that takes Europe to the brink of war.

Chumbley510 Dec 15, 2015

This is a very early Graham Greene novel that is entertaining and well written. Although light in tone, compared to his more serious novels, this is a very good read.


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Feb 26, 2017

After an assassin kills the German minister of war, in the 1930s, the defense alliances lurch Europe toward another war. But the assassin, upon returning to England, is set up to be imprisoned for a petty crime. As he seeks vengeance, the lives of a young couple are threatened.


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