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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.
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Stamboul Train by Graham Greene
A gripping spy thriller that unfolds aboard the majestic Orient Express as it crosses Europe from Ostend to Constantinople. Weaving a web of subterfuge, murder and politics along the way, the novel focuses upon the disturbing relationship between Myatt, the pragmatic Jew, and naive chorus girl Coral Musker as they engage in a desperate, angst-ridden pas-de-deux before a chilling turn of events spells an end to an unlikely interlude.
Exploring the many shades of despair and hope, innocence and duplicity, the book offers a poignant testimony to Greene's extraordinary powers of insight into the human condition.
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ReviewsOne of the most important British writers of the twentieth century - he brought something undeniably new to fiction Daily Telegraph He taught us to look at each other with new eyes. I don't suppose his influence will ever disappear -- Auberon Waugh Independent No serious writer of this century had more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene The Times A tour de force... The realist and the romantic struggle with each other in this book, making it a kind of mental battlefield, inducing a sense of breathlessness and urgency L. P. Hartley 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
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Publication date7th October 2004
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CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Espionage & spy thriller
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