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    DescriptionWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY J.M. COETZEE A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.


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    Title
    Brighton Rock
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Greene, Introduction by J. M. Coetzee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099478478
    ISBN 10: 0099478471
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    centenary ed
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    Vintage Classics
    Publication date
    02 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Graham Greene was born in 1904. On coming down from Balliol College, Oxford, he worked for four years as sub-editor on The Times. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train. In 1935 he made a journey across Liberia, described in Journey Without Maps, and on his return was appointed film critic of the Spectator. In 1926 he had been received into the Roman Catholic Church and visited Mexico in 1938 to report on the religious persecution there. As a result he wrote The Lawless Roads and, later, his famous novel The Power and the Glory. Brighton Rock was published in 1938 and in 1940 he became literary editor of the Spectator. The next year he undertook work for the Foreign Office and was stationed in Sierra Leone from 1941 to 1943. This later produced the novel The Heart of the Matter, set in West Africa. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography - A Sort of Life, Ways of Escape and A World of My Own (published posthumously) - two of biography and four books for children. He also contributed hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews, some of which appear in the collections Reflections and Mornings in the Dark. Many of his novels and short stories have been filmed and The Third Man was written as a film treatment. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.
    Review quote
    "The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists... A master of storytelling" -- V. S. Pritchett The Times "I read Brighton Rock when I was about thirteen. One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel - that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas" -- Ian McEwan "Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature" -- John le Carre "A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy" New York Times