The Quiet American

The Quiet American

Audiobook CD - 1993
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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. His friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on but soon finds it difficult to remain simply an observer. 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 war. 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.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audiobooks, p1993, c1955.
ISBN: 9780786193318
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD GREENE G
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (420 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 16, 2015

Aside from insights that Americans would soon learn in the Vietnam War, this excellent book explores the human condition in a culture where nothing is what it seems.......

Dec 17, 2014

…what is it about Graham Greene’s writing that leaves me feeling completely, totally, painfully hung-over by the end of the story…?


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