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Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...

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Graham Greene (1904-1991) was a prolific novelist, short story writer, travel writer and children's book writer. Many of his novels and short stories have been successfully adapted to the movie screen, including The Third Man (directed by Orson Welles), The End of The Affair, and The Quiet American

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lukas, August 18, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Those familiar with Greene's vast oeuvre will find many familiar themes here, including spiritual malaise, Englishmen adrift in another country, drinking, lost and recovered faith, and a rather narrow view of women. A famous architect gives it all up and moves to an obscure part of Africa to work in a leper colony, only to find he can't escape his fame. It has some similarities to "Heart of the Matter," arguably Greene's masterpiece.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140185393
Author:
Greene, Graham
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Leprosy
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Leprosy - Patients
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Series Volume:
BR3E-0U13U0
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.78x5.14x.52 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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