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The Captain and the Enemy 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


About the Author: Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenplay writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity.Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a Catholic novelist rather than as a novelist who happened to be Catholic, Catholic religious themes are at the root of much of his writing, especially the four major Catholic novels Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair, and The Power and the Glory Works such as The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana and The Human Factor also show an avid interest in the workings of international politics and espionage Excerpted from Wikipedia



10 thoughts on “The Captain and the Enemy

  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    This is a short novel, one of the last written by Greene when he was in his 80 s It has a fairly low rating for Greene although it s a decent, if a bit implausible, story.During WW II a mysterious man, the Captain, wins a boy in a backgammon game The boy is an orphan, sent to boarding school by an aunt The boy hates both the school and his aunt, so he s happy to go off with th


  2. Anittah Anittah says:

    I know this book is bad ass because weeks after reading it, I stopped in the middle of the sidewalk and realized what Greene was doing He does it very effectively, too, by using the way in which he tells the story to tell a part of the story.My current theory is that this is book is actually a brilliant exposition on the scaffolding we all create in our attempts to architect meaning No


  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Captain and the Enemy, Graham Greene The Captain and the Enemy is the last novel published by the English author Graham Greene The Captain and the Enemy tells the story of a young boy named Victor Baxter taken away from his boarding school by a stranger to live in London This stranger is simply known as the Captain and he appears mysterious to Victor In London Victor companions a woman name


  4. Geevee Geevee says:

    An enjoyable and absorbing story of Victor, the schoolboy and the mysterious captain told in four parts.Circumstances bring them into contact with each other one day when Victor is called to the headmaster s office of his boarding school With Victor s father s permission the Captain has come to take the boy out for the afternoon and so begins the adventure.Graham Greene s last novel is one of complexity


  5. BrokenTune BrokenTune says:

    I get the impression that neither of you trusts the other Why are you friends I told you not friends It s a game A serious game like chess or backgammon We swap pieces unimportant pieces though of course everything in a sense can lead to something important For his friends or mineThis is the last novel published during Greene s lifetime I don t know whether it is the last he wrote, but this is one of theabsurd s


  6. Zoeb Zoeb says:

    Victor Baxter is a 12 year old schoolboy who is whisked away, or rather seduced, by a stranger one fine afternoon.Who is this stranger, who goes by the name of the Captain and claims that he has won Victor rightfully in a game of backgammon from his father, who goes by the name of the Devil Treating him to a fine lunch of smoked salmon at an inn, the Captain then takes him away to London, to a sordid basement in Camden T


  7. Sketchbook Sketchbook says:

    Greeneland encompasses morality, Catholicism, foreignintrigue, an inability to love and the raw nerves ofevil a constant force in the world I get vexed when he seems like a church publicist, but his gifted storytelling always amused, rueful, ironic is beguiling Greeneonce said, I wonder how those who do not write, composeor paint can escape the madness and panic which is inherentin the human situation Greene reveals a masterly se


  8. Smiley Smiley says:

    Being his last novel first published in 1988, this paperback is about a schoolboy named Victor Baxter whose adventure is interestingly narrated by himself From a brief Wikipedia synopsis , the Goodreads one and the book itself, his age is still a mystery and it s a bit difficult to tell exactly even from the context so I d leave it at that till some Greene gurus kindly notify me.However, after one or two hours ago I came back to see this


  9. Bettie Bettie says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler


  10. John John says:

    I hadn t heard of this book until a friend mentioned it recently, comparing it with Travels With My Aunt I d say it salong the lines of Our Man in Havana myself, especially the final part set in Latin America.Knowing Greene, there was a moral in it, but I missed out on that, enjoying the story for its quirkiness The series of seemingly senseless, random acts in Jim s life since The Captain appears is explained later in stages, including how his father lost


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