The Third Man and Fallen Idol
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IAN THOMPSON. The Third Man is Graham Greene's brilliant recreation of post-war Vienna, a 'smashed dreary city' occupied by the four Allied powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless to visit his friend and hero, Harry Lime. But Harry has died in... show more
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IAN THOMPSON. The Third Man is Graham Greene's brilliant recreation of post-war Vienna, a 'smashed dreary city' occupied by the four Allied powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless to visit his friend and hero, Harry Lime. But Harry has died in suspicious circumstances, and the police are closing in on his associates...The Fallen Idol is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler and his wife whilst his parents go on a fortnight's holiday, Philip realises too late the danger of lies and deceit. But the truth is even deadlier.
Publish date: November 1st 2001
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Yes, the novella was written specifically as a preliminary for the screenplay and even Greene notes that the movie is better. But even sketchily written Greene can be damn good and it is here.Apart from the themes of the ruin of illusions and loyalty in post-war Vienna, the subplot involving the con...
I have tried to watch The Third Man more times than I care to remember. Tried and failed. I know it is considered a classic but the only effect it ever had on me was to put me to sleep. As part of my self-imposed Greene-land challenge, this is one of the two books that I have looked forward to lea...
This is a slim little book, but the two stories in it pack quite a wallop. One, is, of course, the more famous, the basis for The Third Man movie. The other was also made into a movie, but is not as well known. Interestingly, according to the foreword, The Third Man started life as a movie project, ...
There seems to be a whole business about "The Third Man" which is still going on in Vienna long after the release of Carol Reed's movie based on a script by Graham Greene. A very peculiar sort of script: this novella.If you walk around the majestic Viennese Ring or through the polished, Charlotte Ru...