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Stamboul Train by Graham Greene
  

Stamboul Train

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Synopsis

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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One 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


About the Author

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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Publication date

7th October 2004

Author

Graham Greene

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Publisher

Vintage Classic

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9780099478362

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