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Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art of pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...
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"Mr. Greene's extraordinary power of plot-making, of suspense and of narration...moves continuously both in time and space and in emotion." -"The Times "Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature." "-- John Le CarreFrom the Publisher:
'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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Book Description William Heinemann Ltd, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # BBI2445310
Book Description Heinemann, London, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Novel by Graham Greene, published in 1961, that examines the possibility of redemption. The story opens as Querry, a European who has lost the ability to connect with emotion or spirituality, arrives at a leprosarium in the Belgian Congo. His spiritual aridity is likened to a medical burnt-out case, a leper who is in remission but who has been eaten up by his disease. Querry is invigorated by his contact with the leprosarium and its inhabitants, and he begins to come to life. Parkinson, an opportunistic journalist, discovers that Querry is a distinguished architect with a lurid past and begins to write sensationalized newspaper articles about him. When Querry innocently consoles the wife of the manager of a local factory, he is shot dead by her husband. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 024664
Book Description London : Reprint Society, 1962. Pappband mit Schutzumschlag. 224 Seiten Schutzumschlag etwas angegraut, an den Kanten berieben/etwas bestossen, Anriss an vorderer Klappe; Buch: Kanten leicht bestossen, papierbedingte Seitenbräunung .-[ /// Standort Wimregal . HAA-25614 ISBN 434305405 m/' Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 267. Seller Inventory # 149507