No Man's Land

No Man's Land

by Graham Greene, David Lodge, James Sexton
     
 

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Arriving in the Hartz Mountains, within striking distance of the Iron Curtain, "civilian" Brown appears to be enjoying a small vacation. Yet one night he crosses into the Russian zone, claiming to be drawn to a site of Catholic pilgrimage. His cover is not quite convincing enough, however, and he finds himself arrested and interrogated. Refusing to confess the real

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Arriving in the Hartz Mountains, within striking distance of the Iron Curtain, "civilian" Brown appears to be enjoying a small vacation. Yet one night he crosses into the Russian zone, claiming to be drawn to a site of Catholic pilgrimage. His cover is not quite convincing enough, however, and he finds himself arrested and interrogated. Refusing to confess the real reason behind his visit, he gains an unexpected ally, and the two of them embark upon a hazardous plan to complete his mission and return to the West. The result is a remarkable and psychologically charged exploration of fear and crossed frontiers.

"And suddenly," Brown told my informant, "I began to cry. I don't know why except that always when you are tired, any kindness... I knew this was the most dangerous moment of all up till now. I was capable of sobbing out the truth; I wanted desperately to ask him one question. I had such a strong conviction that he would tell me the truth. And then suddenly before I had time to recover he asked me exactly that."

Hesperus Press, as suggested by their Latin motto, Et remotissima prope, is dedicated to bringing near what is far—far both in space and time. Works by illustrious authors, often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English-speaking world, are made accessible through a completely fresh editorial approach and new translations. Through these short classic works, which feature forewords by leading contemporary authors, the modern reader will be introduced to the greatest writers of Europe and America. An elegantly designed series of genuine rediscoveries.

Editorial Reviews

The Seattle Times
"They are fascinating parts of the puzzle that is Greene’s life and work...an indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in one of the 20th century�s greatest novelists."
From the Publisher

Recently unearthed from a collection of papers, No Man’s Land is a profoundly chilling tale of espionage, superstition, and betrayal, bearing all the hallmarks of Greene’s most famous works. Presented here with The Stranger’s Hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843914143
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Greene (1904-1991) was an English novelist and author regarded by some as one of the great writers of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers (or "entertainments" as he termed them). He was shortlisted, in 1967, for the Nobel Prize for Literature. His best-known works include The Power and the Glory, The End of the Affair, and The Third Man.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 2, 1904
Date of Death:
April 3, 1991
Place of Birth:
Berkhamsted, England
Place of Death:
Vevey, Switzerland
Education:
Balliol College, Oxford

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