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Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam


"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of Alden Pyle, the eponymous "Quiet American" of what is perhaps the most controversial novel of his career. Pyle is the brash young idealist sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission to Saigon, where the French Army struggles against the Vietminh guerrillas. As young Pyle's well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a seasoned and cynical British reporter, finds it impossible to stand safely aside as an observer. But Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler's beautiful Vietnamese mistress.


First published in 1956 and twice adapted to film, The Quiet American remains a terrifiying and prescient portrait of innocence at large.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
11 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
250
Pages
PUBLISHER
Vintages Book Publishing
SELLER
Vintages Book Publishing
SIZE
609.9
KB

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