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.'
In this gripping, terrifying, and unputdownable read, discover Greene's iconic tale of the razor-wielding Pinkie.
'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
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY J.M. COETZEE
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 232 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 129 mm
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 *
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
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A chilling tale told in the most exquisite of styles. Greene delivers a frightfully gripping thriller which sucked me in from the first page and never let me go. Marvelous storytelling.
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