The Comedians - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Mr. Brown's resume reflects his life's uncertainties. He was born in Monte Carlo in 1906. He never met his father although claims that his parents were British. His mother was either French or a Monegasque. He assumes that his name is Brown. His mother's name at the time of her death was the Comtesse de Lascot-Villiers. She left without paying his school bills when he was at the Society of Jesus School in Monte Carlo. Nevertheless the school decided to keep him because he seemed to have a lot of potential. He was good at Latin although he only remembered one line: 'Exegi monumentum aere perennius...", a phrase by Horace meaning: "I have erected a monument more lasting than bronze" (Greene, p. 65, 1966). He remembered this line especially after inheriting his hotel that inspired him to make it the best hotel in the Caribbean. His...

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