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Brighton Rock By Graham Greene

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

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 McEwanA gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Greene's gripping thriller exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.

Brighton Rock Summary

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

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'.

Brighton Rock Reviews

"The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists... A master of storytelling" * The Times *
"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

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.

Additional information

GOR001292082
9780099478478
0099478471
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-10-07
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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