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This title is exclusively available from Vintage ClassicsIncludes an introduction by J.M. Coetzee... Read More

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This title is exclusively available from Vintage ClassicsIncludes an introduction by J.M. CoetzeeAdapted into an iconic film-noir in 1947 starring Richard Attenborough, and again in 2010 starring Helen Mirren and Sam RileyGraham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

Gripping, terrifying, an unputdownable read. Discover Graham Greene's most iconic novel.

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.'

In this gripping, terrifying, and unputdownable read, discover Greene's iconic tale of the razor-wielding Pinkie.

'Brighton Rock when I was about thirteen. One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel - that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas' Ian McEwan

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY J.M. COETZEE

The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists... A master of storytellingGraham 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 literatureA superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversyI read Brighton Rock when I was about thirteen. One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel - that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas

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Title: Brighton Rock
Author: Graham GreeneJ.M. Coetzee
SKU: BK0021639
EAN: 9780099478478
Language: English

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Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.J.M. Coetzee’s work includes Waiting for the Barbarians, Life & Times of Michael K, Boyhood, Youth, Disgrace, Summertime, The Childhood of Jesus and, most recently, The Schooldays of Jesus. He was the first author to win the Booker Prize twice and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.

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