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Orient Express : Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition - Graham Greene

Orient Express

Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

By: Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens (Introduction by)

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Published: 31st August 2004
For Ages: 18+ years old
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"The purser took the last landing-card in his hand and watched the passengers cross the wet quay, over a wilderness of rails and points, round the corners of abandoned trucks."

As the Orient Express hurtles across Europe on its three-day journey from Ostend to Constantinople, the driven lives of several of its passengers become bound together in a fateful interlock. The menagerie of characters include Coral Musker, a beautiful chorus girl; Carleton Myatt, a rich Jewish businessman; Richard John, a mysterious and kind doctor returning to his native Belgrade; the spiteful journalist Mabel Warren; and Josef Grunlich, a cunning, murderous burglar.

What happens to these strangers as they put on and take off their masks of identity and passion, all the while confessing, prevaricating, and reaching out to one another in the "veracious air" of the onrushing train, makes for one of Graham Greene's most exciting and suspenseful stories. Originally published in 1933, Orient Express was Greene's first major success.

About the Author

Known for his espionage thrillers set in exotic locales, Graham Greene is the writer who launched a thousand travel journalists. But although Greene produced some unabashedly commercial works -- he called them "entertainments," to distinguish them from his novels -- even his escapist fiction is rooted in the gritty realities he encountered around the globe.

Introduction - vii
Suggestions for Further Reading - xv
Orient Express - 1

ISBN: 9780142437919
ISBN-10: 0142437913
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 31st August 2004
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 13.97  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.25