The Quiet American : Book by Graham Greene

The Quiet American

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ISBN: 9780099478393    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2004     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 208        Language: English
Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend...Read more
Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes 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 sake of politics, or for love?
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About the author: Graham Greene
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people... Read more
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'
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Review:
A master of storytelling" The Times "One of the finest writers of any language" Washington Post "A superb storyteller - he had a talent for depicting local colour, a keen sense of the dramatic, an...Read more
A master of storytelling" The Times "One of the finest writers of any language" Washington Post "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 "There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American" Harper's "It might be nearly 60 years since The Quiet American was first published, but it still evokes the exotic promise of the Orient, and the troubled relationship Vietnam has with the West" Wanderlust
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