The Quiet American (Paperback)Graham Greene (author)
'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
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
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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