Greene’s Mexico

  • Judith Adamson


Greene’s interest in things Spanish and Spanish American began on a romantic note in childhood when he thought the writer, Wilfred Ewart, who was accidentally shot during a Pancho Villa rising in Mexico, had come to a ‘glamorous end in a glamorous country.’1 His interest was sustained through the writing of two historical romances he set in Spain, the unpublished Episode and Rumour At Nightfall (1931), and continued in a more realistic key in 1938. Then something of a refugee as he fled London and eight-year-old Shirley Temple who was suing him for his notorious review of Wee Willie Winkie, Greene went to Mexico to report for Longmans, Green on the situation of Catholics there.


Mexico City Historical Romance Account Book Young Engineer Early Dark 
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