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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chivers North Amer
Publication date January 1, 1993
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780792714200
ISBN-10 0792714202
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $19.95
Other format details large print
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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."

Caught between French colonialists and the Vietminh, Fowler, the narrator and seasoned foreign correspondent, observes: "I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused." As young Pyle's policies blunder on into bloodshed, the older man finds it impossible to stand aside as an observer. But Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and to himself: for Pyle has robbed him of his Vietnamese mistress.

"No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than Graham Greene." (Time)

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679600145 Book cover for 9780786256563 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
The price comparison is for this edition
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
Book cover for 9780140185003 Book cover for 9780142001387 Book cover for 9780143039020 Book cover for 9780792714194
 
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
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
Book cover for 9780786192915 Book cover for 9780786193318 Book cover for 9781578155996
 
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
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
Book cover for 9780786124046 Book cover for 9781578153459
 
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
Book cover for 9781417705689
 
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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