The Quiet American (Paperback)
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Published: 07/10/2004
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'The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American' Ian McEwan, Sunday Times bestselling author of Lessons

Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Saigon comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'.

As Pyle's naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as Fowler 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**

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099478393
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


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The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American - Ian McEwan

There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American - Harper's

A master of storytelling - The Times

One of the finest writers of any language - Washington Post

A superb storyteller - he had a talent for depicting local colour, a keen sense of the dramatic, an eye for dialogue, and skill in pacing his prose - New York Times

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“Virtuoso with Words”

In my opinion there are three great British writers of the cold war era- John Le Carre, George Orwell and Graham Greene.
Of the three, John le Carre should have recieved the nobel prize for literature (although he... More

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“Political yet character-driven”

An excellent book (my first Greene) that offers a snapshot of 1950s Indo-China and the political/military turmoil of the French colonial power versus Communists versus, in a quiet way, the American...
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