"Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him": First Edition of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock
Item Number: 7206
London: Heinemann, 1938.
First edition of Greene’s chilling exposé of violence and gang warfare in the pre-war underworld is a classic of its kind. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom slipcase. An exceptional example.
"Here the probing is carried further in a brilliant and uncompromising indictment of some of the worst aspects of modern civilization, showing us the hard-boiled criminal mind not as a return to savagery but as a horrible perversion of cerebration" (The New York Times). It is the basis for the 1947 film directed by John Boulting and starring Richard Attenborough as gang leader Pinkie Brown and the 2010 film, which stars Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Sean Harris and Dame Helen Mirren.