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An edition of The Quiet American (1940)

The quiet American.

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This edition was published in by Heinemann in London.

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One of Graham Greene's best works. The story is set at the time of the French war against the Viet Cong and tells the story of liberal British journalist Thomas Fowler, his mistress Phuong, and their relationship with American idealist Pyle. The latter is an earnest young man indocrinated with geo-political theory and whose attempts to shape the world to American ideals ends in his own personal tragedy and drastically alters the lives of the other two participants. Written before the US involvement in Vietnam this is a strangely prophetic work and seriously encapsulates the British viewpoint towards that conflict. A beautifully written book and highly recommended.

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The quiet American
2004, Vintage
in English
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The quiet American
2004, Penguin Books
in English - Deluxe ed.
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The quiet American
2003, Thorndike Press
in English
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The Quiet American: Library Edition
November 2003, Blackstone Audiobooks
MP3 CD in English - MP3 CD Una edition
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Un Américain bien tranquille
2003, Laffont
in French / français - Nouvelle ed.
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The quiet American
2002, Penguin Books
in English
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Chen jing de Meiguo ren
2001, Shi bao wen hua chu ban gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 2 ban.
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Ngưxoi Mỹ trsam lqang: titeu thuyret
2001, NXB Văn nghue
in Vietnamese
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The quiet American
1996, Penguin Books
in English
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The quiet American
1993, Curley Large Print
in English
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The quiet American
1992, Modern Library
in English - 1992 Modern Library ed.
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The Quiet American (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
November 5, 1991, Penguin Classics
in English
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The Quiet American (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
November 5, 1991, Penguin Classics
Paperback in English
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Chen jing de Meiguo ren
1986, Shi bao chu ban gong si
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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The Quiet American
June 1985, G K Hall Audio Books
Audio Cassette - Unabridged edition
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The quiet American
1982, Viking Press
in English - Uniform ed.
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The quiet American
1981, Edito-Service S.A.
in English
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O Americano tranqüilo =: The quiet American
1981, Abril Cultural & Industrial
in Spanish / español
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El americano impasible
1980, Bruguera
in Spanish / español - 1a ed.
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A csendes amerikai: három regény
1979, Kriterion Könyvkiadó
in Hungarian
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The quiet American
1978, Chivers
in English - Large print ed.
Cover of: De stille Amerikaan = The quiet American
De stille Amerikaan = The quiet American
1978, Uitgeverij Bert Bakker
in Dutch - 12e druk.
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The Quiet American
August 25, 1977, Penguin (Non-Classics)
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The Quiet American
August 25, 1977, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback - New Impression edition
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The quiet American.
1977, Penguin Books
in English
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The quiet American
1974, Penguin Books
in English
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Quiet American
1973, HEINEMANN
Hardcover
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The quiet American.
1973, Heinemann
in English
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The quiet American
1967, Modern Library
in English - 1st Modern Library ed.
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The quiet American
1962, Penguin in association with William Heinemann
in English
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Der stille Amerikaner: roman
1962, Buchergilde Gutenberg
in German / Deutsch
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The quiet American
1962, Penguin Books
in English
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The quiet American
1960, Heinemann
in English
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The quiet American.
1960, Heinemann
in English
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The quiet American.
1960, Heinemann
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Tichý Američan
1958, Slovenský spisovatel̕
in Slovak
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The quiet American.
1957, Reprint Society
in English
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Un Americain bien tranquille
1957, Robert Lafont
in French / français
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Tikhiĭ Amerikanets
1956, Inostrannoĭ Literatury
in Russian / Русский язык
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The quiet American.
1956, Viking Press
in English
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The quiet American
1956, Kinseido
in English
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Un Américain bien tranquille = The quiet American
1956, Robert Laffont
in French / français
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The quiet American.
1955, Heinemann
in English
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The quiet American
1955, Reprint Society
in English
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The quiet American
1955, Heinemann
in English
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The quiet American
1955, Heinemann
in English
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Quiet American
June 1940, Amereon Limited
Hardcover in English
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The quiet American
Publisher unknown
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The quiet American
Publish date unknown, Heinemann
in English

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The Quiet American

First published in 1940



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One of Graham Greene's best works. The story is set at the time of the French war against the Viet Cong and tells the story of liberal British journalist Thomas Fowler, his mistress Phuong, and their relationship with American idealist Pyle. The latter is an earnest young man indocrinated with geo-political theory and whose attempts to shape the world to American ideals ends in his own personal tragedy and drastically alters the lives of the other two participants. Written before the US involvement in Vietnam this is a strangely prophetic work and seriously encapsulates the British viewpoint towards that conflict. A beautifully written book and highly recommended.

The quiet American.

This edition was published in by Heinemann in London.


Edition Notes

Series
The Library Edition of the works of Graham Greene

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.914
Library of Congress
PR6013.R44 Q5 1960

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24217661M
Internet Archive
quietamerican00gree
OCLC/WorldCat
6494534

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