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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409020318
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

A Burnt-out Case




A tense, powerful novel about second chances and the inescapable past.

WITH AN 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 or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, will ever be taken as innocent...

  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409020318
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

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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