The quiet American by Graham Greene

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Published by Modern Library in New York .

Written in English

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  • Indochina,
  • Vietnam


  • Indochinese War, 1946-1954 -- Fiction,
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction,
  • Americans -- Indochina -- Fiction,
  • War correspondents -- Fiction,
  • Indochina -- Fiction,
  • Vietnam -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Originally published: Oxford : Heinemann, c1955.

Book details

StatementGraham Greene.
LC ClassificationsPR6013.R44 Q5 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 247 p. ;
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1743108M
ISBN 100679600140
LC Control Number92050219

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He doesn't find Pyle, but he does run into Phuong, who's also anxious about Pyle's whereabouts. The Quiet American, novel by Graham Greene, combining a murder mystery with a cautionary tale of Western involvement in Vietnam. It was first published inat the beginning of the U.S.

involvement in Vietnamese politics, and it proved to be. Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam "I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of Alden Pyle, the eponymous "Quiet American" of what is perhaps the most controversial novel of his career.

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The Ugly American is a political novel by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer that depicts the failures of the U.S. diplomatic corps in Southeast Asia.

The book caused a sensation in diplomatic circles and had major political implications. The Peace Corps was established during the Kennedy administration partly as a result of the book.

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The Quiet American presents the idea that you must take sides to remain human. What does this mean. Do you agree with it.

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Graham Greene mixes a murder mystery with a cautionary tale of. The story begins with the news of Alden Pyle’s murder. Pyle, the “quiet American” of the title, is a thirty-two-year-old Harvard-educated idealist and the son of the famous professor Harold.

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Greene drew upon his own experiences in Indochina as a war correspondent for The Times and Le Figaro in the early he used his observations as a basis for the novel, Greene has claimed several times that The Quiet. Directed by Phillip Noyce. With Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Thi Hai Yen Do, Rade Serbedzija.

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Plot: Set in Vietnam during the French occupation, the novel is narrated by Thomas Fowler, a middle-aged English journalist.

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