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The Quiet American Paperback – 14 Nov 2002

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Film Tie-In edition (14 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099450054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099450054
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 143 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,552,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for the movie: ""The Quiet American is a towering achievement with a soul-baring performance by Michael Caine that deserves the highest praise." -- "Rolling Stone "The Quiet American [is] Phillip Noyce's superbly controlled, passionate adaptation of Graham Greene's 1955 novel about political and romantic treachery in 1950s Vietnam." -- "Entertainment Weekly Praise for Graham Greene: "A great writer who spoke brilliantly to a whole generation. Prophet-like." -- Alec Guinness "A superb storyteller...he had a talent for depicting local colour, a keen sense of the dramatic, an eye for dialogue, and skill in pacing his prose." -- "New York Times "One of the finest writers of any language." -- "Washington Post "There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American." -- "Harper's

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Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious "Third Force". As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend, Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch.

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