The Quiet American

Greene, Graham


Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
Place Published: London
Condition: 8vo. IV parts. 245pp. Hardcover in publisher's blue cloth boards in excellent condition with a non-price-clipped d/w in good condition with mild chipping, a tiny tear at the top of the spine and some light exposure browning of the spine with minor soiling of the rear cover, now protected by clear archival covering, the text is in very good to excellent condition with no prior owner markings and only minor age toning of pages
Date Published: 1955 (First Edition, first impression)

This 1st edition of “The Quiet American” is a significant piece for collectors, reflecting Greene’s masterful storytelling and insightful commentary on political and social themes. Its historical context and excellent condition make it a valuable addition to any collection.
It is essential reading for all students of Imperialism in Indo-China and a real joy to read for anyone, having been written by arguably one of the greatest modern wordsmiths.

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This first edition of “The Quiet American” by Graham Greene, published by William Heinemann Ltd. in 1955, is a highly collectible item. The hardcover is bound in blue cloth boards, in excellent condition, accompanied by a non-price-clipped dust jacket in good condition with mild chipping, a tiny tear at the top of the spine, and some light browning on the spine. The text is in very good to excellent condition, with only minor age toning of pages and no prior owner markings.


Set in Vietnam before the Vietnam War, “The Quiet American” is widely regarded as Greene’s most famous novel.
It explores themes of New World hope and innocence amidst Old World violence, providing essential reading for students of Imperialism in Indo-China.
The novel’s incisive narrative and vivid character portrayals make it a joy to read and a testament to Greene’s literary prowess.

Key Details:

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd.

Publication Date: 1955

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Binding: Blue cloth

Condition: Very good to excellent, with minor dust jacket issues as described

Special Features: Original non-price-clipped dust jacket protected by archival cover