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The Quiet American By Graham Greene

The Quiet American
by Graham Greene

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Discover Graham Green's prescient political masterpiece`The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American' Ian McEwanInto the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'.
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The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Discover Graham Green's prescient political masterpiece `The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American' Ian McEwan Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the greater good, or something altogether more complicated? WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH

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The Quiet American Reviews


"A master of storytelling" * The Times *
"One of the finest writers of any language" * Washington Post *
"A superb storyteller - he had a talent for depicting local colour, a keen sense of the dramatic, an eye for dialogue, and skill in pacing his prose" * New York Times *
"There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American" * Harper's *
"It might be nearly 60 years since The Quiet American was first published, but it still evokes the exotic promise of the Orient, and the troubled relationship Vietnam has with the West" * Wanderlust *

About Graham Greene


Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

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GOR001247995
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Graham Greene
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-10-01
208
0099478390
9780099478393
N/A
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