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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 3 February 2011.

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.

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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

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

This title is presented with 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. Greene's gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.


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'In a class by himself-the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety'

- William Golding, Independent

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

6th January 2011

Author

Graham Greene

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Publisher

Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780099541684

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