Brighton Rock

The shelves rose to the ceiling: little doors let you in to the obscurity behind, and on the sea side there were no doors at all, no windows, nothing but shelf after shelf from the pebbles to the roof: a breakwater of Brighton rock ...

Brighton Rock

A teenage sociopath rises to power in Britain’s criminal underworld in this “brilliant and uncompromising” thriller (The New York Times). Seventeen-year-old Pinkie Brown, raised amid the casual violence and corruption in the dire prewar Brighton slums, has left his final judgment in the hands of God. On the streets, impelled by his own twisted moral doctrine, he leads a motley pack of gangsters whose sleazy little rackets have most recently erupted in the murder of an informant. Pinkie’s attempts to cover their tracks have led him into the bed of a timid and lovestruck young waitress named Rose—his new wife, the key witness to his crimes, and, should she live long enough, his alibi. But loitering in the shadows is another woman, Ida Arnold—an avenging angel determined to do right by Pinkie’s latest victim. Adapted for film in both 1948 and 2010 and for the stage as both a drama and musical, and serving as an inspiration to such disparate artists as Morrissey, John Barry, and Queen, “this bleak, seething and anarchic novel still resonate[s]” (The Guardian).

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Brighton Rock
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Graham Greene
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-02 - Publisher: Random House

Gripping, terrifying, an unputdownable read. Discover Graham Greene's most iconic novel. 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
City and Shore
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: Gillian Mary Hanson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-09 - Publisher: McFarland

Certain settings have long been a common element in British mystery and detective fiction: the quaint village; the country manor; the seaside resort; the streets of London. More than simply providing background, physical setting--in particular the city of London and the British seashore--takes on an added dimension, in a sense
Brighton Rock (Graham Greene)
Language: en
Pages: 107
Authors: Alan Price
Categories: Greene, Graham
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969 - Publisher: Blackwell Publishers

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The Shapeless God
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Harry John Mooney, Thomas F. Staley
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1968-10-15 - Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

Nine noted literary critics examine the spiritual and religious elements in the fiction of such diverse writers as James Baldwin, J. F. Powers, Graham Greene, Par Lagerkvist, and Flannery O’Connor. Contributors: Robert Boyle, S.J.; Robert McAfee Brown; A. A. Devitis; Herbert Howarth; Maralee Frampton; Nathan A. Scott, Jr.; Albert Sonnenfeld;
Graham Greene
Language: en
Pages: 54
Authors: Lynette Kohn
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

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