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A Burnt-out Case

by Graham Greene

Penguin Publishing Group | April 7, 1992 | Trade Paperback

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Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 in

Published: April 7, 1992

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140185399

ISBN - 13: 9780140185393

Found in: Fiction and Literature
Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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A Burnt-out Case

by Graham Greene

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.6 in

Published: April 7, 1992

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140185399

ISBN - 13: 9780140185393

From the Publisher

Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...

About the Author

Graham Greene (1904-1991) was a prolific novelist, short story writer, travel writer and children''s book writer. Many of his novels and short stories have been successfully adapted to the movie screen, including The Third Man (directed by Orson Welles), The End of The Affair, and The Quiet American

From Our Editors

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