Brighton Rock (Broché)

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Graham Greene's modern classic of violence and gang warfare is set in the dark, seedy underworld of 1930s Brighton. Pinkie, a teenage gangster, is devoid... > Lire la suite
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Graham Greene's modern classic of violence and gang warfare is set in the dark, seedy underworld of 1930s Brighton. Pinkie, a teenage gangster, is devoid of human feeling, despising weakness of the spirit or of the flesh. Responsible for the razor slashes that killed Kite and also for the death of Hale, he is the embodiment of calculated evil. As a Catholic, however, he is convinced that his retribution does not lie in human hands. He is therefore not prepared for Ida Arnold, Hale's avenging angel, who determines to bring the infernal Pinkie to an earthly kind of justice.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2000
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • Collection : Penguin Classics
  • ISBN : 0-14-118244-X
  • EAN : 9780141182445
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 247 pages
  • Poids : 0.19 Kg
  • Dimensions : 12,8 cm × 19,8 cm × 1,6 cm

Biographie de Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. On coming down from Balliol College, Oxford, he worked for four years as a sub-editor on The Times. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train. In 1935 he made a journey across Liberia, described in Journey Without Maps, and on his return was appointed film critic of the Spectator. In 1926 he had been received into the Roman Catholic Church and visited Mexico in 1938 to report on the religious persecution there. As a result he wrote The Lawless Roads and, later, his famous novel The Power and the Glory. Brighton Rock was published in 1938 and in 1940 he became literary editor of the Spectator. The next year he undertook work for the Foreign Office and was stationed in Sierra Leone from 1941 to 1943. This later produced his novel, The Heart of the Matter, set in West Africa. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography - A Sort of Life, Ways of Escape and A World of My Own (published posthumously) - two of biography, and four books for children. He also contributed hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews, some of which appear in Reflections. Many of his novels and short stories have been filmed and The Third Man was written as a film treatment. A great number of his film writings, reviews, scripts and interviews have been published as Mornings in the Dark: A Graham Greene Film Reader (1993). Graham Greene 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 were Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist'; Alec Guinness: 'He was a great writer who spoke brilliantly to a whole generation. He was almost prophet-like with a surprising humility'; and William Golding: 'Graham Greene was in a class by himself ... He will be read and remembered as the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety.'

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