Publication Date: September 30, 2008
A morally complex and mature work from a modern master
IN THIS later novel by Graham Greene?featuring a new introduction?the author continues to explore moral and theological dilemmas through psychologically astute character studies and exciting drama on an international stage. The title character of Monsignor Quixote is a village priest, elevated to the rank of monsignor through a clerical error, who travels to Madrid accompanied by his best friend, Sancho, the Communist ex-mayor of the village, in Greene?s lighthearted variation on Cervantes.
Graham Greene (1904-1991) was a prolific novelist, short story writer, travel writer and children's book writer. Many of his novels and short stories have been successfully adapted to the movie screen, including The Third Man (directed by Orson Welles), The End of The Affair, and The Quiet American
John Auchard is a professor of English at the University of Maryland at College Park, and the editor of The Portable Henry James.