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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Amereon Ltd
Publication date June 1, 1940
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780884116578
ISBN-10 0884116573
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Apply Direct
Original list price $30.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. Fowler s mistress, a beautiful native girl creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings. Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the Vietnam conflict. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.

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
Large print edition from Chivers North Amer (January 1, 1993)
9780792714200 | details & prices | List price $19.95
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
The price comparison is for this edition
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
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
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
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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