All buildings are CLOSED until further notice, click here for our interim services. Please visit our digital content here.

Brighton rock

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him..." Graham Greene's chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Pinkie, a teenage gangster on the rise, is devoid of compassion or human feeling, despising weakness of both the spirit and the flesh. Responsible for the razor slashes that killed mob boss Kite and also for the death of Hale, a reporter who threatened the livelihood of the mob, Pinkie is the embodiment of calculated evil. As a Catholic, however, Pinkie 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. This Penguin Classics Deluxe edition features an introduction by J. M. Coetzee. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780142437971
9781982429157
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID0ee380f0-29a2-0f6b-9657-ac83b41438b2
Grouping Titlebrighton rock
Grouping Authorgreene graham
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-06-02 00:02:01AM
Last Indexed2020-06-02 04:35:43AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Brown, Richard
authorGreene, Graham, 1904-1991.
author2-roleBrown, Richard|Narrator
hoopla digital.
author_displayGreene, Graham
available_at_santafeMain Library
detailed_location_santafeMain
Online Hoopla Collection
display_descriptionOriginally published in 1938, Graham Greene's chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare is a masterpiece of psychological realism and often considered Graham Greene's best novel. It is a fascinating study of evil, sin, and the "appalling strangeness of the mercy of God," a classic of its kind. Set in Brighton, England, among the criminal rabble, the book depicts the tragic career of a seventeen-year-old boy named Pinkie whose primary ambition is to lead a gang to rival that of the wealthy and established Colleoni. Pinkie 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. When finished, the listener is sure to ponder some lofty moral issues to which Greene, a Catholic writer, withholds easy judgments.
format_category_santafeAudio Books
Books
eBook
format_santafeBook
eAudiobook
id0ee380f0-29a2-0f6b-9657-ac83b41438b2
isbn9780142437971
9781982429157
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT10078325Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10078325?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b10071246.i17955324MainMystery Greene, G1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*mn
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2020-06-02T10:35:43.447Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_santafeMystery Greene, G
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library
primary_isbn9780142437971
publishDate2004
2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT10078325eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBlackstone Audio, Inc., 2011.1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 45 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b10071246BookBooksDeluxe ed.EnglishPenguin Books :2004.xvi, 270 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT10078325Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b10071246.i17955324On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
seriesPenguin classics
series_with_volumePenguin classics|
subject_facetBrighton (England) -- Fiction
Gangs -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Psychopaths -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Teenage boys -- Fiction
title_displayBrighton rock
title_fullBrighton rock / Graham Greene ; introduction by J.M. Coetzee
Brighton rock [electronic resource] Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.
title_shortBrighton rock
topic_facetGangs
Psychopaths
Teenage boys