Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • USA First Edition
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Released January 1, 1938

£2,000.00

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping thriller, exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things'.

'I read Brighton Rock when 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' Ian McEwan

Book Condition & Notes

First printing of first American edition. 8vo, 358pp, with original dust jacket. An excellent copy with light toning to pages, spine of dust jacket with some fading, minor rubbing to edges, tiny chips and some rubbing to spine ends and corners.


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Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. 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.

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Book Condition & Notes

First printing of first American edition. 8vo, 358pp, with original dust jacket. An excellent copy with light toning to pages, spine of dust jacket with some fading, minor rubbing to edges, tiny chips and some rubbing to spine ends and corners.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.