Brighton Rock

by Graham Greene

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I just love this man’s writing.  The 17-year old, razor happy gang leader, Pinkie, is one of fiction’s great characters, truly nasty.  Despite the dated period, the underlying message is the same today as it ever was.  It is perhaps Greene’s greatest book.

Sarah Broadhurst

Brighton Rock Synopsis

The movie of Brighton Rock opens on 4 February 2011. See a trailer below.

 

This title includes an introduction by J.M. Coetzee.

 

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Graham Greene's gripping thriller was adapted into a British film noir in 1947 starring Richard Attenborough as the razor-wielding Pinkie.

 

Graham Greene’s gripping thriller was adapted into a British film noir in 1947 starring Richard Attenborough as the razor-wielding Pinkie.

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‘The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists, rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings’ - The Times

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ISBN: 9780099541578
Publication date: 05/08/2010
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099541578
Publication date: 5th August 2010
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback
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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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