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  • Published: 1 February 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099478430
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99
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A Burnt Out Case




Centenary edition with a new introduction by Giles Foden.

Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art of pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...

  • Pub date: 1 February 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099478430
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

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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Praise for A Burnt Out Case

“No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene”

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