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The Tenth Man By Graham Greene

The Tenth Man by Graham Greene

Condition - Very Good
$13.49
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Summary

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

In a prison in Occupied France during the Second World War, the order is given that every tenth inmate is to be executed. Destitute but free, Chavel later returns to the house that he sold for his life, where he must face the consequences of his cowardice and seek redemption.

The Tenth Man Summary

The Tenth Man by Graham Greene

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

In a prison in Occupied France during the Second World War, the order is given that every tenth inmate is to be executed. Louis Chavel, a rich lawyer, draws the short straw and barters everything he owns to exchange places with another man and survive. Destitute but free, Chavel later returns to the house that he sold for his life, where he must face the consequences of his cowardice and seek redemption.

The Tenth Man Reviews

Greene was a past master of the psychological thriller and this was no exception * Observer *
A masterpiece - tapped out in the lean, sharp prose that film work taught Greene to perfect * Sunday Times *
All of the Greene hallmarks are there: pace, ingenuity, a sense of profundities suggested but never insisted upon -- Penelope Lively * Sunday Telegraph *
Typically full of psychological obsession and tricks of perspective, this short story plays games with the concepts of identity and freedom. Threaded through with paranoiac attempts to be sure of time, life, and death, the story ends with impenetrable paradox; with a tragedy and a travesty, a revenge and a redressal, truth and the ultimate lie * The Times *

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

GOR001706296
9780099284147
0099284146
The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2000-06-01
160
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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