Brighton Rock (Twentieth Century Classics)

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Pinkie, a boy gangster in pre-war Brighton, is a Catholic dedicated to evil and damnation. In a dark setting of double crossing and razor slashes, his ambition and hatreds are horribly fulfilled, until Ida determines to convict him for murder.

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" A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy." -- "New York Times" " 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" "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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