El tercer hombre

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Alianza Editorial, 2004 - Fiction - 143 pages
Ambientada en una Viena dividida en cuatro sectores bajo el control militar de Estados Unidos, Gran Bretaña, la Unión Soviética y Francia, EL TERCER HOMBRE (1950) describe la desencantada realidad que siguió al fin de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, dominada por el miedo, la corrupción y la precariedad. La romántica historia de Rollo Martins, solicitado contradictoriamente por la amistad, el amor y un innato sentido del deber, sirve de hilo conductor a GRAHAM GREENE (1904-1991) para urdir esta magistral evocación de un mundo sumido en la crisis de valores, la incertidumbre ante la vida y la miseria económica. Otras obras de Graham Greene en esta colección: «El americano impasible» (LB 264), «Nuestro hombre en La Habana» (LB 819) y «El agente confidencial» (LB 1156).

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About the author (2004)

Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children. Preferring to stay home and read rather than endure the teasing at school that was a by-product of his father's occupation, Greene attempted suicide several times and eventually dropped out of school at the age of 15. His parents sent him to an analyst in London who recommended he try writing as therapy. He completed his first novel by the time he graduated from college in 1925. Greene wrote both entertainments and serious novels. Catholicism was a recurring theme in his work, notable examples being The Power and the Glory (1940) and The End of the Affair (1951). Popular suspense novels include: The Heart of the Matter, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American. Greene was also a world traveler and he used his experiences as the basis for many books. One popular example, Journey Without Maps (1936), was based on a trip through the jungles of Liberia. Greene also wrote and adapted screenplays, including that of the 1949 film, The Third Man, which starred Orson Welles. He died in Vevey, Switzerland in 1991.