Publication Date: 07/10/2004 ISBN: 9780099478393 Category:

The Quiet American

Graham Greene

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 07/10/2004 ISBN: 9780099478393 Category:
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Discover Graham Green’s prescient political masterpiece

‘The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American’ Ian McEwan

Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden 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 greater good, or something altogether more complicated?

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH

**One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

Publisher Review

A superb storyteller - he had a talent for depicting local colour, a keen sense of the dramatic, an eye for dialogue, and skill in pacing his prose * New York Times * One of the finest writers of any language * Washington Post * A master of storytelling * The Times * There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American * Harper's * The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American -- Ian McEwan

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