The Tenth Man

The Tenth Man

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by Graham Greene
     
 

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An utterly gripping story of a wealthy French lawyer being held prisoner by the Germans during World War II. The lawyer is chosen by the soldiers to die, but instead he makes a cowardly trade for his life--one that he will have to pay for even as a free man. 160 pp. 15,000 print.  See more details below

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An utterly gripping story of a wealthy French lawyer being held prisoner by the Germans during World War II. The lawyer is chosen by the soldiers to die, but instead he makes a cowardly trade for his life--one that he will have to pay for even as a free man. 160 pp. 15,000 print.

Editorial Reviews

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
The surreal atmosphere of the prose, combined with its highly contrived plotting, serves to lend ''The Tenth Man'' a dreamlike quality. It is as if the ending inspired the story rather than the other way around, as if the narrator had fantasized the action just so as to arrive at the self-annihilating conclusion. -- New York Times
From the Publisher
"A masterpiece - tapped out in the lean, sharp-eyed prose that film work taught Greene to perfect." - Sunday Times

"A smoothly plotted psychological thriller."- Time

"All the Greene hallmarks are there: pace, ingenuity--profundities suggested but never insisted upon." - Penelope Lively

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816139606
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
04/01/1986
Pages:
196

Meet the Author

Graham Greene (1904-1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the Foreign Office. His many books include The Power and the Glory, The Third Man, Our Man in Havana, The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry.

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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