1938, Brighton Rock, Graham Greene, George Salter, First American Edition, First Printing, VG+


About the book: Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie orders the murder of a rival, Fred, the police believe it to be suicide. This doesn’t convince Ida Arnold, who was with Fred just before he died, and she sets out to find the truth. She comes across naive waitress Rose, who can prove that Fred was murdered. In an attempt to keep Rose quiet Pinkie marries her. But with his gang beginning to doubt his ability, and his rivals taking over his business, Pinkie starts to become more desperate and violent. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery and considered by many to be Greene’s best mystery novel.

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Graham Greene

Brighton Rock

Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1938
First American edition
preceding the British edition by one month
of Greene’s chilling expose of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind
Bound in publisher’s red and black cloth with silver stamping and black top stain
Very Good +  condition
Dust jacket designed by George Salter
21cm x 14cm
358 Pages
Very Rare!
Henry Graham Greene OM CH (1904 – 1991) was an English writer and journalist regarded by many as one of the leading novelists of the 20th century.

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