The quiet American
(Book)

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Contributors:
Stone, Robert, 1937-2015, author of introduction.
Published:
New York : Penguin Books, 2004. .
Status:
Westover Adult Fiction
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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. Pyle is the brash young idealist sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission to Saigon, where the French Army struggles against the Vietminh guerrillas.As young Pyle's well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a seasoned and cynical British reporter, finds it impossible to stand safely aside as an observer. But Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler's beautiful Vietnamese mistress.Originally published in 1956 and twice adapted to film, The Quiet American remains a terrifiying and prescient portrait of innocence at large. This Graham Greene Centennial Edition includes a new introductory essay by Robert Stone.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xx, 180, pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0143039024, 9780143039020

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General Note
"Graham Greene centennial, 1904-2004"--Cover.
General Note
"First published ... by William Heinemann Ltd 1955 ... This edition ... published in Penguin Books (U.S.A.) 2004"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. xix-xx).
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"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. Pyle is the brash young idealist sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission to Saigon, where the French Army struggles against the Vietminh guerrillas. As young Pyle's well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a seasoned and cynical British reporter, finds it impossible to stand safely aside as an observer. But Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler's beautiful Vietnamese mistress. -- from Amazon.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Greene, G., & Stone, R. (2004). The quiet American. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 and Robert Stone. 2004. The Quiet American. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 and Robert Stone, The Quiet American. New York: Penguin Books, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Greene, Graham, and Robert Stone. The Quiet American. New York: Penguin Books, 2004. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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