The Resource The quiet American, Graham Greene ; with an introduction by Zadie Smith

The quiet American, Graham Greene ; with an introduction by Zadie Smith

Label
The quiet American
Title
The quiet American
Statement of responsibility
Graham Greene ; with an introduction by Zadie Smith
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the sake of politics, or for love?
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Summary
This novel is a study of New World hope and innocence set in an Old World of violence. The scene is Saigon in the violent years when the French were desperately trying to hold their footing in the Far East. The principal characters are a skeptical British journalist, his attractive Vietnamese mistress, and an eager young American sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission
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Storyline
Tone
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Character
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031038
Cataloging source
DLC
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1904-1991
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Greene, Graham
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Smith, Zadie,
  • uthor of introduction
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True
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  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
The quiet American, Graham Greene ; with an introduction by Zadie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1955
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 180 pages
Isbn
9780099478393
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The quiet American, Graham Greene ; with an introduction by Zadie Smith
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1955
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 180 pages
Isbn
9780099478393
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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