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A burnt-out case

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Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or 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... 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.
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Grouped Work ID ceb4f349-50ab-bc3a-a781-74f31c7eef5a
Grouping Title burnt out case
Grouping Author greene graham
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-13 04:17:42AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-24 04:29:12AM

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subject_facet Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Fiction, Electronic books, Leprosy -- Fiction, Religion -- Fiction
title_display A burnt-out case
title_full A burnt-out case Greene, Graham, 1904-1991., BURNT-OUT CASE [electronic resource] GRAHAM GREENE.
title_short A burnt-out case
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