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    Description"The Third Man" is Greene's brilliant recreation of post-war Vienna, a city of desolate poverty occupied by four powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless in Vienna to visit his old friend and hero Harry Lime. Harry is dead, but the circumstances surrounding his death are highly suspicious, and his reputation, at the very least, dubiousGraham Greene said of "The Third Man" that he 'wanted to entertain [people], to frighten them a little, to make them laugh' and the result is both a compeling narrative and a haunting thriller. "The Fallen Idol" is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler, Baines, and his wife, Philip realizes too late the danger of lies and deceit. But the truth is even deadlier.


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    Title
    "The Third Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Greene
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140185331
    ISBN 10: 014018533X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CEUROP
    DC22: 823/.912
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PR6013.R44, PR6013.R44 T5 1976
    B&T Approval Code: P25103901
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 1992
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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
    Review text
    The story for the motion picture which has had a sensationally successful critical and popular reception, this although it may not be as "finished" (the author) as the film for which it was written, is still a highly effective experience in suspense. Against the backdrop of the strangely, silent streets of postwar Vienna, this follows the search for the third man said to have witnessed the death of Harry Lime as it is undertaken by Rollo Martins, Lime's friend of twenty years, a rather fatuous and adolescent American. And as the inquiry leads from those who know Harry to the girl who loved him, to the folio of a man from Scotland Yard, the climax is reached with the resurrection of the dead man and a stalk through the sewers of the city. The case here, the use of occasional characterization, the unrelieved and undeviating tension demonstrate again a mastery of this medium. (Kirkus Reviews)