The Quiet American
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Blackstone Publishing 2009
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3/26/2009
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English
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9781481546744
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Greene, G. (2009). The Quiet American. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Greene, Graham. 2009. The Quiet American. Blackstone Publishing.

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Greene, Graham, The Quiet American. Blackstone Publishing, 2009.

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Greene, Graham. The Quiet American. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2009.

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        Graham Greene (1904–1991) was an English novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He was an ardent convert to Catholicism, and religious themes are at the root of much of his writing. He served with the Secret Intelligence Service during the Second World War. His novels are set in places in a state of seedy decay, and many of his locations, such as Vietnam in The Quiet American and Cuba in Our Man in Havana, became international crisis spots.

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Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh. His friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on but soon finds it difficult to remain simply an observer. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings.

Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the war. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.

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