Stamboul Train

Stamboul Train

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Paperback - 1963
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Publisher: London : Penguin Books, in association with William Heinemann, 1963, c1960.
ISBN: 9780140185324
0140185321
Branch Call Number: FIC/Green 43mb 01
Characteristics: 215 p. --
Additional Contributors: Greene, Graham 1904-1991
Alternative Title: Orient Express.

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FederalWayEdna Nov 05, 2014

This book was to have influenced Christie's writing of, Murder on the Orient Express, and the similarities are there with several characters, each with very different personalities and very different reasons for riding this infamous train. But, Greene has a knack for delving into the character's mind with stream of consciousness so the reader feels comfortable even when a character's thoughts are vacillating between reason and action. For such a short novel, Greene amazingly included class, race and political oppression and dedication.

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Liber_vermis
Feb 22, 2017

In the early 1930s, a motley group of passengers board the "Orient Express" as it makes the three-day journey from Ostend, the ferry terminal on the French coast, to Constantinople (Istanbul). A female tabloid journalist recognizes a passenger as a wanted person for his involvement in a failed Communist revolt in Serbia five years earlier. As the train winds its way across Europe more passengers become embroiled in the game of cat and mouse between the journalist and the revolutionary.

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Feb 22, 2017

Other: A principal character, Carleton Myatt, a businessman and Jew, is travelling from England to investigate his currant trading business interests in Turkey. A theme of the novel is the anti-Semitism Myatt faces from many people, on and off the train, as he travels through pre-World War II Europe.

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