A Burnt-out Case

by Graham Greene

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One hundred years ago a writer was born who captured the essence of the 20th Century like no other: Graham Greene.


To mark this, literary publishing house Vintage is reissuing eight titles with new introductions by contemporary authors such as JM Coetzee and Zadie Smith.

A Burnt-out Case Synopsis

Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art of pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...

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ISBN: 9780099478430
Publication date: 07/10/2004
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099478430
Publication date: 7th October 2004
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'

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