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A gang war is raging through the dark, seedy underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, fighting for leadership, is only seventeen yet he has already proved his ruthlessness in the brutal killing of Hale, a journalist. Untouched by human feeling, Pinkie is isolated from the rest of the world, a figure of pure evil. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge Hale's death. Graham Greene's gripping thriller exposes a world of loneliness, pain and fear, of life lived on 'the dangerous edge of things'. It was brilliantly re-enacted on film, with Graham Greene writing the screenplay and Richard Attenborough in a tour de force role as Pinkie.

Review:

"He had...wit and grace and character and story, and a transcendant universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature." John Le Carré, The Guardian

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"In a class by himself...the ultimate chronicler of 20th-century man?s consciousness and anxiety." William Golding, The Independent (U.K.)

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A masterpiece of psycho-realism, this fascinating study of evil, sin, and the "appalling strangeness of the mercy of God" withholds easy judgement as a narrative takes us through the moral question of what is simultaneously fascinating and repellent.

About the Author

Graham Greene (1904-1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. His many books include The Power and the Glory, The Third Man, Our Man in Havana, The Quiet American, and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140184921
Author:
Greene, Graham
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Author:
Coetzee, J. M.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
England
Subject:
Brighton (England)
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reissue ed.
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Series Volume:
100-844
Publication Date:
November 1991
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75x5.04x.66 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140184921 Reviews:
"Review" by , "He had...wit and grace and character and story, and a transcendant universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature."
"Review" by , "In a class by himself...the ultimate chronicler of 20th-century man?s consciousness and anxiety."
"Synopsis" by , A masterpiece of psycho-realism, this fascinating study of evil, sin, and the "appalling strangeness of the mercy of God" withholds easy judgement as a narrative takes us through the moral question of what is simultaneously fascinating and repellent.
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