1957 Edition, William Heinemann & Co Limited
Fair condition, watermark on edge of pages and on opening page.
Dust jacket in good condition, slight tear at top right corner.
1 in stock
The Quiet American deals with human beings. The accident of birth of the individual characters is merely part of the decor. Thanks to Mr Greene, Pyle the American, Fowler the Englishman and Phuong the Indo-Chinese girl exist for all time somewhere in the extra-terrestrial, non-Consular space of pure fiction. As a piece of constructional ingenuity the whole novel is as clever as a conjurer’s cabinet.