Brighton Rock (Vintage Classics) by Graham Greene

By Graham Greene

A gang conflict is raging during the darkish underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a guy. Believing he can get away retribution, he's unprepared for the brave, life-embracing Ida Arnold.Greene's gripping mystery, exposes an international of loneliness and worry, of existence lived at the 'dangerous fringe of things'.

'In a category through himself-the final chronicler of twentieth-century man's attention and anxiety' William Golding, self sustaining

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You bel ieve that if you rear u p on yo u r h i nd legs there ' l l be parad ise o n earth. B u t I say u n to you : that way not parad i se but chaos is c reated. Worker (running up) T h e re ' s a job to be h ad ! I t pays , and it's cal l i ng you over to Plant N u m be r Five ! Outs i d e , it looks l i ke a p i ss-house. Run ! (THREE WORKERS leave full soup-plates and run off) Joan Hey, where are you off to ? Ta l k about God and you don't want to h ear, eh ? A B lack Straw H a t Girl The soup's a l l gone.

Apprentice N ot in any sto re. Saint Joan of the Stockyards Then where d i d you g et it? I got i t off a man that fell i nto a boiler. (MRS. LUCKERNIDDLE is nauseated. She gets up and goes out) M rs. Luckerniddle (on the way out, to the WAITER) Leave the plate where it is. I ' ll be back. I 'll com e eve ry d ay at noon. J ust ask that g entleman. (She leaves) Sl ift For t h ree whole weeks she will come and feed, without looking u p, l i ke a beast. Now do you see, Joan, that t h e i r wi cked ness h as no l i m its?

C r i d l e , it sickens me. (CRIDLE leaves) (Meanwhile JOAN has summoned one of the DETECTIVES and told him something) Detective M r. Mau ler, some people ove r there wou l d l i ke to tal k to you . M a u l e r A rag ged b u n c h , e h ? With a look o f envy, e h ? Mauler Saint Joan of the Stockyards 41 and violent, no doubt? I can't see anyon e. Detective They' re a pa i r from the Black St raw Hat organ ization. M a u ler What k i n d of an organ ization is that? Detective There are many of them and they have a wide netwo rk and are respected among the lowe r cl asses, where they are cal led the Soldi ers of the Lord.

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