A Burnt-out Case by Graham Greene

A Burnt-out Case

byGraham Greene

Paperback | April 7, 1992

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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...

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Graham Greene (1904-1991), whose long life nearly spanned the length of the twentieth century, was one of its greatest novelists. Educated at Berkhamsted School and Balliol College, Oxford, he started his career as a sub-editor of The Times of London. He began to attract notice as a novelist with his fourth book, Orient Express, in 193...
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Title:A Burnt-out CaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.56 inPublished:April 7, 1992Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140185399

ISBN - 13:9780140185393

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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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.