The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

Paperback, 160 pages

English language

Published June 25, 1981 by Penguin (Non-Classics).


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Initially written as a screenplay Greene later transferred the film treatment to novel form as a novella, published together with The Fallen Idol. Set in post-war Vienna the story concerns the mysterious Harry Lime, a black market trader thought by the authorities to be dead.

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