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The Captain and the Enemy

Graham Greene - Author

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ISBN 9780140188554 | 192 pages | 01 Mar 1999 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | Adult
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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.


The masterís hand is clearly at work (The New York Times)