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Brighton rock : an entertainment

著者: Graham Greene
出版商: New York : Viking Press, 1938.
版本/格式:   图书 : 小说 : 英语查看所有的版本和格式
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This novel is a chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-WWII underworld. Pinkie, the teenage gangster, is devoid of compassion or human feeling, despising weakness of the spirit or of the flesh. Responsible for the razor slashes that killed Kite and also for the death of Hale, he is the embodiment of calculated evil. As a Catholic, however, he is convinced that his retribution does not lie in human  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
材料类型: 小说
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所有的著者/提供者: Graham Greene
OCLC号码: 1011322
注意: "Published in June 1938"--Title page verso.
"First American edition"--Wobbe.
描述: [8], 358 pages ; 21 m
责任: Graham Greene.

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This novel is a chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-WWII underworld. Pinkie, the teenage gangster, is devoid of compassion or human feeling, despising weakness of the spirit or of the flesh. Responsible for the razor slashes that killed Kite and also for the death of Hale, he is the embodiment of calculated evil. As a Catholic, however, he is convinced that his retribution does not lie in human hands. He is therefore not prepared for Ida Arnold, Hale's avenging angel. Ida, whose allegiance is with life, the here and now, has her own ideas about the circumstances surrounding Hale's death. For the sheer joy of it she takes up the challenge of bringing the infernal Pinkie to an earthly kind of justice.

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