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Quiet American - 55 edition

Quiet American (ISBN10: 0142001384; ISBN13: 9780142001387)
ISBN13: 978-0142001387
ISBN10: 0142001384

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0140017922, 978-0140185003, 978-0670000197
ISBN10: 0140017925, 0140185003, 0670000191

Summary: While the French Army in Indo-China is grappling with the Vietminh, back in Saigon a young and high-minded American named Pyle begins to channel economic aid to a "Third Force."

Caught between French colonialists and the Vietminh, Fowler, the narrator and seasoned foreign correspondent, observes: "I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused." As young Pyle's policies blunder on into bloodshed, the older man fi
nds it impossible to stand aside as an observer. But Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and to himself: for Pyle has robbed him of his Vietnamese mistress.
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Summary: While the French Army in Indo-China is grappling with the Vietminh, back in Saigon a young and high-minded American named Pyle begins to channel economic aid to a "Third Force."

Caught between French colonialists and the Vietminh, Fowler, the narrator and seasoned foreign correspondent, observes: "I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused." As young Pyle's policies blunder on into bloodshed, the older man finds it impossible to stand aside as an observer. But Fowler's motives for intervening are suspect, both to the police and to himself: for Pyle has robbed him of his Vietnamese mistress.
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Edition/Copyright: 55
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 11/05/2002
International: No

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