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The Third Man
The Third Man
Author: Graham Greene
The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films, the Oscar winner starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. This complete novella is the original basis for that film. The story centers on a pulp-fiction writer who is searching for an old friend in post-World War II Vienna. When he discovers that his friend died under suspicious circ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140286823
ISBN-10: 0140286829
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 160
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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A classic Graham Greene - for that alone, a must read. This was first written as a film treatment - a story of intrigue as the main character visits a friend in Vienna, only to arrive in time for his funeral. He learns his friend had been a focus of an investigation of racketeering, and he is committed to clear his name.