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Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene is an espionage mystery novel Graham Greene was born in 1904 and educated at Berkhamsted School where his father was headmaster In all he has written forty novels entertainments plays childrens books travel books and collections of essays and short stories He was made a Companion of Honour in 1966 and was given the OM in the 1986 New Years Honours List The setting is Havana Cuba in 1958 This was just before Fidel Castro became president of Cuba The country was divided up into rich and poor people Greene described Havana with clichs such as rumwhisky bars girls and prostitution The novel is written in 3rd person an omniscient onlooker who followed Jim Wormolds protagonist thoughts and actions Some other books by Greene are Brighton Rock The Power and the Glory The Comedians The Quiet American The Heart of the Matter and many others The conflict involved the British Secret Service including Mr Wormold the Cuban authorities and foreign agents It is a triangle conflict where if the BSS British Secret Service had problems with the foreign agents the Cuban authorities become involved and so on My first impressions I think that Wormold is devoted to his daughter Milly She is the most important thing in his life It was because of Millys acquisition of an expensive horse that forced him into joining the secret service to make extra money to pay for the horse There is one major plot which is Wormolds life This major plot is divided into multiple sub-plots One is Milly and Captain Segura the chief of police another sub-plot involved Mr Wormold and his friend Hasselbacher another sub-plot was the BSS and their plans for Cuba and the final sub-plot was between Wormold and his secretary The first sub-plot involved Captain Segura and his love for Milly Although Millys constantly neglected Captain Segura the captain continued his objective of gaining her
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