Brighton Rock

by Graham Greene

Blackstone Audio | March 1, 2011 | Audio Book (CD)

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This masterpiece of psychological realism is often considered Graham Greene's best novel, a classic of its kind. It is a fascinating study of evil, sin, and the "appalling strangeness of the mercy of God."

Set in Brighton, England, among the criminal rabble, this book depicts the tragic career of a seventeen-year-old boy named Pinkie whose primary ambition is to lead a gang to rival that of the wealthy and established Colleoni. His calamitous childhood and repressed sexuality combine to create a force of evil that is both fascinating and repellent. As a Catholic, he is convinced that his retribution does not lie in human hands and is therefore not prepared for Ida Arnold, Hale's avenging angel who takes up the challenge of bringing justice to the contemptible Pinkie.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.75 × 5.13 × 0.75 in

Published: March 1, 2011

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1441703861

ISBN - 13: 9781441703866

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Brighton Rock

by Graham Greene

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.75 × 5.13 × 0.75 in

Published: March 1, 2011

Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1441703861

ISBN - 13: 9781441703866

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This masterpiece of psychological realism is often considered Graham Greene's best novel, a classic of its kind. It is a fascinating study of evil, sin, and the "appalling strangeness of the mercy of God."

Set in Brighton, England, among the criminal rabble, this book depicts the tragic career of a seventeen-year-old boy named Pinkie whose primary ambition is to lead a gang to rival that of the wealthy and established Colleoni. His calamitous childhood and repressed sexuality combine to create a force of evil that is both fascinating and repellent. As a Catholic, he is convinced that his retribution does not lie in human hands and is therefore not prepared for Ida Arnold, Hale's avenging angel who takes up the challenge of bringing justice to the contemptible Pinkie.

About the Author

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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