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BRIGHTON ROCK.

Greene, Graham.

ISBN 10: 0670191531 / ISBN 13: 9780670191536
Published by VIKING., NY, 1938
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine in close to fine later issue dust jacket. (circa 1948) which appears to be nearly a facsimile of first edition jacket. With reviews of "The Power & the Glory" & "The Heart of the Matter" on rear flap. Printed price of $3.00 differs also from $2.50 on first. (Spine on cloth sunned and cover tips neatly skinned. Spine on jacket mildly toned. ) Very attractive. Bookseller Inventory # 313447

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Title: BRIGHTON ROCK.

Publisher: VIKING., NY

Publication Date: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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"Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him..."
 
Graham Greene's chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Pinkie, a teenage gangster on the rise, is devoid of compassion or human feeling, despising weakness of both the spirit and the flesh. Responsible for the razor slashes that killed mob boss Kite and also for the death of Hale, a reporter who threatened the livelihood of the mob, Pinkie is the embodiment of calculated evil. As a Catholic, however, Pinkie is convinced that his retribution does not lie in human hands. He is therefore not prepared for Ida Arnold, Hale's avenging angel. Ida, whose allegiance is with life, the here and now, has her own ideas about the circumstances surrounding Hale's death. For the sheer joy of it, she takes up the challenge of bringing the infernal Pinkie to an earthly kind of justice.
 
This Penguin Classics Deluxe edition features an introduction by J. M. Coetzee.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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“In a class by himself... the ultimate chronicler of 20th-century man’s consciousness and anxiety.” -- William Golding, Independent
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