Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

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WITH 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'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 22mm | 220g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099478471
  • 9780099478478
  • 11,405

About Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.show more

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"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 *show more

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"A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy"show more

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