The Quiet American - Vintage Classics

Centenary Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

'The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American' Ian McEwan, Sunday Times bestselling author of Lessons

Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Saigon comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'.

As Pyle's naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as Fowler intervenes he wonders why: for the greater good, or something altogether more complicated?


**One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

Book information

ISBN: 9780099478393
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Centenary Edition
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 11640
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 152g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 14mm