A Burnt-Out Case (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

By Graham Greene

Querry, a world-famous architect, is the sufferer of a poor assault of indifference: he now not reveals that means in paintings or excitement in lifestyles. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he's clinically determined because the psychological an identical of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has undergone a level of mutilation. even though, as Querry loses himself in paintings for the lepers his affliction of brain slowly ways a therapy. Then the white group unearths out who Querry is...

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By Graham Greene

Querry, a world-famous architect, is the sufferer of a poor assault of indifference: he now not reveals that means in paintings or excitement in lifestyles. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he's clinically determined because the psychological an identical of a "burnt-out case", a leper who has undergone a level of mutilation. even though, as Querry loses himself in paintings for the lepers his affliction of brain slowly ways a therapy. Then the white group unearths out who Querry is...

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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