20th Century Third Man And The Fallen Idol

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20th Century Third Man And The Fallen Idol

by Graham Greene

Penguin UK (PB) | April 1, 1992 | Trade Paperback

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The Third Man is Greene''s brilliant recreation of post-war Vienna, a city of desolate poverty occupied by four powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless in Vienna to visit his old friend and hero Harry Lime. Harry is dead, but the circumstances surrounding his death are highly suspicious, and his reputation, at the very least, dubious.

Graham Greene said of The Third Man that he "wanted to entertain [people], to frighten them a little, to make them laugh" and the result is both a compelling narrative and a haunting thriller. 

The Fallen Idol is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler, Baines, and his wife, Philip realizes too late the danger of lies and deceit. But the truth is even deadlier.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.72 × 5.2 × 0.44 in

Published: April 1, 1992

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014018533X

ISBN - 13: 9780140185331

Found in: Literary
Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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20th Century Third Man And The Fallen Idol

by Graham Greene

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.72 × 5.2 × 0.44 in

Published: April 1, 1992

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014018533X

ISBN - 13: 9780140185331

From the Publisher

The Third Man is Greene''s brilliant recreation of post-war Vienna, a city of desolate poverty occupied by four powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless in Vienna to visit his old friend and hero Harry Lime. Harry is dead, but the circumstances surrounding his death are highly suspicious, and his reputation, at the very least, dubious.

Graham Greene said of The Third Man that he "wanted to entertain [people], to frighten them a little, to make them laugh" and the result is both a compelling narrative and a haunting thriller. 

The Fallen Idol is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler, Baines, and his wife, Philip realizes too late the danger of lies and deceit. But the truth is even deadlier.

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

As with many great movies, The Third Man was based on a novel that was even greater, full of richer details and more vibrant characterizations. That book, written by the legendary Graham Greene, is found here, along with another, equally moving tale, The Fallen Idol. The first visits Vienna, shortly after the Second World War has ended and investigates the strange death of Harry Lime. The second tale unveils the wickedness involved in adult relations by showing it through the eyes of a small boy. The games grown-ups take for granted are suddenly revealed as dangerous when viewed from this perspective.

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18