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Brighton Rock (First Edition) by  Graham Greene - Hardcover - 1938 - from Royal Books, Inc. and Biblio.co.uk

Brighton Rock (First Edition)

by Greene, Graham

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New York: Viking Press, 1938. First American Edition, preceding the UK edition by one month. In a three quarter black leather binding with red cloth, gilt spine titles, and new white endpapers. Black topstain. Near Fine condition. Probably the greatest of the author's "entertainments," basis for the highly underrated 1947 British film noir written for the screen by Greene and Terence Rattigan, and starring Richard Attenborough and Nigel Stock. Remade in 2010 by Rowan Joffe, starring Sam Riley, Helen Mirren, and John Hurt.


GRAHAM GREENE was born in Hertfordshire in 1904. While at Balliol College, Oxford he published his first book of verse. He continued to write throughout his lifetime, and served with the Secret Intelligence Service during the Second World War. He died in 1991.




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