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Brighton rock

Brighton rock

Greene, Graham, 1904-1991

A gang war is raging in Brighton. Pinkie is 17 and fighting for leadership. He has already proved his ruthlessness by killing Hale, a journalist. But he isn't prepared for the courageous Ida Arnold who is determined to avenge Hale's death

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction.
Published London: Vintage, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Graham Greene ; with an introduction by J.M. Coetzee
ISBN: 0099478471, 9780099478478
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Originally published: London: Heinemann, 1938.
Physical Description: xv, 269 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Vintage classics
Subject: Brighton (England) Fiction.; Gangs England Brighton Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.2
Interest Level: UY
Points: 14
Quiz Number: 210305

Author note

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of theSpectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.


"The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists... A master of storytelling"
The Times||"I readBrighton Rockwhen I was about thirteen. One of the first lessons I took from it was that a serious novel could be an exciting novel - that the novel of adventure could also be the novel of ideas"||"Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature"||"A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy"
New York Times