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The Quiet American
By Graham Greene and Robert Stone (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date August 31, 2004
Pages 180
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143039020
ISBN-10 0143039024
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam

"I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of Alden Pyle, the eponymous "Quiet American" of what is perhaps the most controversial novel of his career. Pyle is the brash young idealist sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission to Saigon, where the French Army struggles against the Vietminh guerrillas.

As young Pyle's well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a seasoned and cynical British reporter, finds it impossible to stand safely aside as an observer. But Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler's beautiful Vietnamese mistress.

Originally published in 1956 and twice adapted to film, The Quiet American remains a terrifiying and prescient portrait of innocence at large. This Graham Greene Centennial Edition includes a new introductory essay by Robert Stone.

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.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679600145 Book cover for 9780792714200 Book cover for 9780884116578
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 2003)
9780786256563 | details & prices | 301 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $29.95
Large print edition from Chivers North Amer (January 1, 1993)
9780792714200 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: While the French Army in Indo-China is grappling with the Vietminh, back in Saigon a young and high-minded American named Pyle begins to channel economic aid to a "Third Force.
Reprint edition from Modern Library (September 1, 1992); titled "Quiet American"
9780679600145 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: An eager American envoy is mysteriously assigned to Saigon during the French occupation of Indochina
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1940); titled "Quiet American"
9780884116578 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $30.95
About: Against the intrigue and violence of Vietnam during the French war with the Vietminh, Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to promote democracy, as his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Robert Stone (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (August 31, 2004)
9780143039020 | details & prices | 180 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Graham Greene's classic exploration of love, innocence, and morality in Vietnam "I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler remarks of Alden Pyle, the eponymous "Quiet American" of what is perhaps the most controversial novel of his career.
Reissue edition from Penguin USA (November 1, 2002)
9780142001387 | details & prices | 188 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.34 lbs | List price $14.00
About: An eager American envoy is mysteriously assigned to Saigon during the French occupation of Indochina.
Large print edition from Chivers North Amer (January 1, 1993)
9780792714194 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Against the intrigue and violence of Vietnam during the French war with the Vietminh, Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to promote democracy, as his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on.
Reissue edition from Penguin USA (September 1, 1991)
9780140185003 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.00
About: An eager American envoy is mysteriously assigned to Saigon during the French occupation of Indochina
CD/Spoken Word
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With Joseph Porter (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (November 1, 2003)
9780786192915 | details & prices | 6.50 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $48.00
About: Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh.
With Joseph Porter (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Media Books Llc (October 1, 2003)
9781578155996 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99
About: An American spy's ignorant behavior may be the beginning of war.
With Joseph Porter (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (February 1, 2003)
9780786193318 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Against the intrigue and violence of Vietnam during the French war with the Vietminh, Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to promote democracy, as his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Abridged edition from Media Books Llc (October 1, 2003)
9781578153459 | details & prices | 4.50 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.99
About: Against the intrigue and violence of Vietnam during the French war with the Vietminh, Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to promote democracy, as his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on.
With Joseph Porter (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (February 1, 2003)
9780786124046 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Against the intrigue and violence of Vietnam during the French war with the Vietminh, Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to promote democracy, as his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on.
With Joseph Porter (other contributor) | from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 1, 1993); titled "Quiet American"
9780786104192 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $39.95
With Simon Cadell (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from G K Hall Audio Books (June 1, 1985)
9780816197620 | details & prices | List price $39.95
About: While the French Army in Indo-China is grappling with the Vietminh, back in Saigon a young and high-minded American named Pyle begins to channel economic aid to a "Third Force.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (September 1, 2004); titled "Quiet American"
9781417705689 | details & prices | 180 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $25.80
About: While the French Army in Indo-China is grappling with the Vietminh, back in Saigon a young and high-minded American named Pyle begins to channel economic aid to a "Third Force.

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