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  • Published: 3 January 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099478478
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

Brighton Rock




Gripping, terrifying, an unputdownable read - Greene's iconic tale of the razor-wielding Pinkie.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY J.M. COETZEE

'I read Brighton Rock when I was about thirteen. One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel - that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas' Ian McEwan

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping thriller exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.

  • Pub date: 3 January 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099478478
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

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 Brighton Rock

“Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature”

John le Carre

“A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy”

New York Times

“I read Brighton Rock when I was about thirteen. One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel - that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas”

Ian McEwan


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