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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GILES FODEN

Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, will ever be taken as innocent...

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"No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene" ( The Time)

"A superb storyteller" ( New York Times)

"Graham Greene taught us to understand the social and economic cripples in our midst. He taught us to look at each other with new eyes. I don't suppose his influence will ever disappear" (Auberon Waugh Independent)

"A masterly storyteller... An enormously popular writer who was also one of the most significant novelists of his time" ( Newsweek)

"One of our greatest authors... Greene had the sharpest eyes for trouble, the finest nose for human weaknesses, and was pitilessly honest in his observations... For experience of a whole century he was the man within" (Norman Sherry Independent)

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'In a class by himself' William Golding
‘Mr Greene’s extraordinary power of plot-making, of suspense and of narration…moves continuously both in time and space and in emotion’ Angus Wilson, The Times

When Querry, a world-famous architect, finds he no longer enjoys life or takes pleasure in art he sets of an a voyage. Arriving anonymously at a leper colony in the Congo he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a ‘burnt-out case’, a leper mutilated by the disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, however blameless, will ever be taken as innocent…

‘In a class by himself.. the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety’ William Golding

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