The Quiet American (Compact Disc)

The Quiet American By Graham Greene, Joseph Porter (Read by) Cover Image


Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh. His friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on but soon finds it difficult to remain simply an observer. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings. Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the war. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780786193318
ISBN-10: 078619331X
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: December 1st, 1998
Pages: 6
Language: English