M16â€™s man in Havana is Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lambâ€™s Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start becoming disturbingly trueÂ… Â First published in 1959 against the backdrop of the Cold War, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire of government intelligence that still resonates today. It remains one of Graham Greeneâ€™s most widely read novels. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens.