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By Graham Greene

ISBN-10: 0671019090

ISBN-13: 9780671019099

"A masterpiece - tapped out within the lean, sharp-eyed prose that movie paintings taught Greene to perfect." - Sunday Times

"A easily plotted mental thriller."- Time

"All the Greene hallmarks are there: speed, ingenuity--profundities prompt yet by no means insisted upon." - Penelope Lively

An completely gripping tale of a filthy rich French attorney being held prisoner via the Germans in the course of global conflict II. The attorney is selected by way of the warriors to die, yet as a substitute he makes a cowardly exchange for his life--one that he'll need to pay for whilst a unfastened guy .

In the advent to the 1st version of his novel Graham Greene states that he had forgotten approximately this tale until eventually receiving a letter approximately it from a stranger in 1983. Greene had first steered it as an concept for a movie script in 1937, and later built it while operating for MGM throughout the Forties. not anything got here of it and the rights have been provided on the market by way of MGM in 1983. the client (Anthony Blond) allowed Greene to revise and as a result post the paintings. Greene additionally writes of this novel that "I like it in lots of how one can The 3rd Man"

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You sound like a romantic novel," he said and moved to the foot of the stairs. " It was like putting his foot on a step that didn't exist: he felt his heart lurching with the shock; for days he had been so careful, pretending ignorance of every detail, the position of every room or cupboard. " he said. "Of course. " But she wasn't satisfied. She watched him closely. " "I've been in this sort of house before. " "Do you know what I've been thinking? " "He talked a lot," he said. She opened the door of the dining room and they went in together.

Oh, yes," she said vaguely. It seemed to be a knowledge that didn't count. "Therese," he said. It was the first time he had called her by that name. " she asked. He was a conventional man; nothing affected that. His life provided models for behavior in any likely circumstance: they stood around him like tailor's dummies. There had been no model for a man condemned to death, but he had not grown to middle age without making more than one proposal of marriage. The circumstances, however, had been easier.

Jean, but after the boy's accident and the long weeks in hospital obscure emotions of jealousy and pride kept them apart, and when they met at last it was as enemies. They couldn't, like duelists, use the same weapons: his own strength was matched against the crippled boy's wounding tongue which bore the bedsores of a long sickness. Charlot stepped back into the ditch as the cart went by and put up his hand to shield his face, but Roche paid him no attention; the dark fanatical eyes watched the road in front, the great lopped torso stood like a ruined buttress between him and the world.

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