The Third Man
The Fallen Idol is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. The Third Man is Greene’s recreation of post-war Vienna, where a second-rate novelist arrives to find his friend has been murdered.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IAN THOMSON
‘Graham Greene has wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the top ranks of world literature’ John le CarrÃ©
The Third Man, Graham Greene’s most iconic tale, takes place in post-war Vienna, a ‘smashed dreary city’ occupied by the four Allied powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless to visit his friend and hero, Harry Lime. But Harry has died in suspicious circumstances, and the police are closing in on his associates…
The Fallen Idol is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler and his wife whilst his parents go on a fortnight’s holiday, Philip realises too late the danger of lies and deceit. But the truth is even deadlier.