A Burnt Out Case (Vintage classics)

A Burnt Out Case (Vintage classics)

by Graham Greene (Author)


Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art of pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 03 May 2001

ISBN 10: 0099286130
ISBN 13: 9780099286134

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Mr. Greene's extraordinary power of plot-making, of suspense and of narration...moves continuously both in time and space and in emotion. - The Times
Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature. -- John Le Carre