Originally 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.
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|Grouping Title||brighton rock|
|Grouping Author||greene graham|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-11 04:17:44AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-10-18 04:28:18AM|
|author||Greene, Graham, 1904-1991,|
|author2-role||Brown, Richard|Narrator, hoopla digital.|
|detailed_location_santafe||La Farge, Main, Online Hoopla Collection|
|display_description||A teenage sociopath rises to power in Britain's criminal underworld in this "brilliant and uncompromising" thriller (The New York Times). Seventeen-year-old Pinkie Brown, raised amid the casual violence and corruption in the dire prewar Brighton slums, has left his final judgment in the hands of God. On the streets, impelled by his own twisted moral doctrine, he leads a motley pack of gangsters whose sleazy little rackets have most recently erupted in the murder of an informant. Pinkie's attempts to cover their tracks have led him into the bed of a timid and love-struck young waitress named Rose-his new wife, the key witness to his crimes, and, should she live long enough, his alibi. But loitering in the shadows is another woman, Ida Arnold-an avenging angel determined to do right by Pinkie's latest victim. Adapted for film in both 1948 and 2010 and for the stage as both a drama and musical, and serving as an inspiration to such disparate artists as Morrissey, John Barry, and Queen, "this bleak, seething and anarchic novel still resonate[s]" (The Guardian).|
|format_category_santafe||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|format_santafe||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|isbn||9780142437971, 9781481576352, 9781504052498|
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|itype_santafe||, Regular Circ|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Mystery Greene, G|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Main Library, Oliver La Farge Branch|
|publishDate||2004, 2011, 2018|
|record_details||hoopla:MWT10078325|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2011.|1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 45 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT12178333|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media,|2018.|1 online resource, ils:.b10071246|Book|Books|Deluxe ed.|English|Penguin Books :|2004.|xvi, 270 p. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Brighton (England) -- Fiction, Electronic books, Gangs -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychopaths -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Teenage boys -- Fiction|
|title_full||Brighton Rock [electronic resource] / Graham Greene, Brighton rock / Graham Greene ; introduction by J.M. Coetzee, Brighton rock [electronic resource] Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.|
|topic_facet||Electronic books, Gangs, Psychopaths, Teenage boys|