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The Quiet American Paperback – 1 Oct 2004

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ISBN-13: 978-0099478393 ISBN-10: 9780099478393 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1 edition (1 October 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780099478393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099478393
  • ASIN: 0099478390
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
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The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American -- Ian McEwan

There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American, Harper's

A master of storytelling, The Times

One of the finest writers of any language, Washington Post

A superb storyteller - he had a talent for depicting local colour, a keen sense of the dramatic, an eye for dialogue, and skill in pacing his prose, New York Times

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CENTENARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH'A great writer who spoke brilliantly to a whole generation. Prophet-like' Alec Guinness

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