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Dr. Fischer of Geneva : Vintage Classics Ser. - Graham Greene

Dr. Fischer of Geneva

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Published: 2nd September 1999
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A satirical black comedy reissued from the legendary Graham Greene.

Doctor Fischer despises the human race. When the notorious toothpaste millionaire decides to hold the last of his famous parties — his own deadly version of the Book of Revelations — Greene opens up a powerful vision of the limitless greed of the rich.

Black comedy and painful satire combine in a totally compelling novel.

Dr Fischer of Geneva was made into a film starring James Mason, in his last ever role, as Dr Fischer.

About the Author

Graham Greene was born in 1904. On coming down from Balliol College, Oxford, he worked for four years as sub-editor on The Times. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train. In 1935 he made a journey across Liberia, described in Journey Without Maps, and on his return was appointed film critic of the Spectator. In 1926 he had been received into the Roman Catholic Church and visited Mexico in 1938 to report on the religious persecution there.

As a result he wrote The Lawless Roads and, later, his famous novel The Power and the Glory. Brighton Rock was published in 1938 and in 1940 he became literary editor of the Spectator. The next year he undertook work for the Foreign Office and was stationed in Sierra Leone from 1941 to 1943. This later produced the novel The Heart of the Matter, set in West Africa. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography - A Sort of Life, Ways of Escape and A World of My Own (published posthumously) - two of biography and four books for children. He also contributed hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews, some of which appear in the collections Reflections and Mornings in the Dark. Many of his novels and short stories have been filmed and The Third Man was written as a film treatment. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

"Manages to say more about love, hate, happiness, grief, immortality, greed and the disgustingly rich than most contemporary English novels three times the length" * The Times * "A brilliantly accomplished handling of the Russian roulette theme" * Guardian * "Demonstrates once again Greene's talent as a riveting storyteller" * Newsweek *

ISBN: 9780099288497
ISBN-10: 0099288494
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 2nd September 1999
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1