In Search of a Character

Two African Journals

GREENE, Graham

GREENE, Graham In Search of a Character Two African Journals

The Bodley Head, 1961.

First edition. Quarter bound in red cloth with grey papered boards in a decorative dustwrapper. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the title page, "For Moura with love from Graham" A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper.

Inscribed to Baroness Moura Budberg, Ukraine-born socialite and double agent for Russia and Britain during the WW1 who was imprisoned in 1918 under suspicion of spying for the British. She was briefly H.G. Wells' mistress and came to live in England in 1933. Possibly through Wells or through his own links with the European intelligence services, Greene was helped by Budberg to gather information for his 1934 trip to the Baltic states. The pair struck up a long sustained friendship and met and corresponded thereafter.

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£1,500.00

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