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20th Century Burnt Out Case

by Graham Greene

Penguin UK (PB) | February 1, 1991 | Trade Paperback

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Querry is a man in dire need of a life-affirming experience. Spiritually vacant and finding no joy in life, he departs England and lands in a leper village in the Belgian Congo. As he sets about helping the lepers his spirit is revived and he gains a new lease on life. But it isn't long before his past catches up with him and a reporter from his old world throws his new world tragically out of balance in Graham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.74 × 5.18 × 0.55 in

Published: February 1, 1991

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140185399

ISBN - 13: 9780140185393

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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20th Century Burnt Out Case

by Graham Greene

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.74 × 5.18 × 0.55 in

Published: February 1, 1991

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140185399

ISBN - 13: 9780140185393

About the Author

Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children. Preferring to stay home and read rather than endure the teasing at school that was a by-product of his father's occupation, Greene attempted suicide several times and eventually dropped out of school at the age of 15. His parents sent him to an analyst in London who recommended he try writing as therapy. He completed his first novel by the time he graduated from college in 1925. Greene wrote both entertainments and serious novels. Catholicism was a recurring theme in his work, notable examples being The Power and the Glory (1940) and The End of the Affair (1951). Popular suspense novels include: The Heart of the Matter, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American. Greene was also a world traveler and he used his experiences as the basis for many books. One popular example, Journey Without Maps (1936), was based on a trip through the jungles of Liberia. Greene also wrote and adapted screenplays, including that of the 1949 film, The Third Man, which starred Orson Welles. He died in Vevey, Switzerland in 1991.

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Querry is a man in dire need of a life-affirming experience. Spiritually vacant and finding no joy in life, he departs England and lands in a leper village in the Belgian Congo. As he sets about helping the lepers his spirit is revived and he gains a new lease on life. But it isn't long before his past catches up with him and a reporter from his old world throws his new world tragically out of balance in Graham Greene's A Burnt-Out Case.

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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