The Captain and the Enemy
Victor Baxter is a young boy when a secretive stranger known simply as "the Captain" brings him from his boarding school to 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 true nature of love.
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THE CAPTAIN AND THE ENEMY. (1958). Graham Greene. ****. This represents Greene's portrait of the men who benefit from conflicts between countries. The captain is such a man. He goes by many names, and ... Read full review
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I enjoyed this book quite a lot, but I also felt that it was in some way like a young adult novel; it seems like a brilliant book written by a boy. And yet there is a deep honest truth about love and ... Read full review