Loser Takes All

Loser Takes All

Graham Greene - Author

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ISBN 9780140185423 | 128 pages | 01 May 1993 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | Adult
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Bertram had no belief in luck. He was not superstitious. A conspicuously unsuccessful assistant accountant, he was planning to get married for the second time. Quite quietly: St Luke's, Maida Hill, and then two weeks in Bournemouth. But Dreuther, a director of Bertram's firm, whimsically switches wedding and honeymoon to Monte Carlo. Inevitably Bertram visits the Casino. Inevitably he loses. Then suddenly his system starts working . . .

‘Graham Greene had . . . wit and grace and character and story, and a transcendant universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature’ – John Le Carré in the Guardian

‘A superb storyteller . . . Greene had a talent for depicting local colour, which he gathered at first hand; a keen sense of the dramatic; an eye for dialogue and skill in pacing his prose’ – The New York Times