The Quiet American : Discover Graham Green's prescient political masterpiece



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Author: Greene, Graham

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 7 October 2004 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 208 pages
198 x 129 x 14 | 152g

Discover Graham Green's prescient political masterpiece'The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American' Ian McEwanInto 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**