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  • Published: 1 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099478393
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $14.99

The Quiet American




CENTENARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH'A great writer who spoke brilliantly to a whole generation. Prophet-like' Alec Guinness

Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes 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 sake of politics, or for love…

  • Pub date: 1 October 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099478393
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • 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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