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The Portable Graham Greene (Viking Portable Library)

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In his essays, criticism, screenplays, autobiography, and novels, Graham Greene explored a territory located somewhere on the border between despair and faith, treachery and love.

 

This cross-section of Greenes work was originally selected with the authors help in 1973 and has now been extensively revised and updated. It includes the complete novels The Heart of the Matter and The Third Man, along with excerpts from ten other novels; short stories; selections from Greenes memoirs and travel writings; essays on English and American literature; and public statements on issues that range from repression in the Soviet Union to torture in Northern Ireland to the paradoxical virtue of disloyalty. An extensive critical and biographical introduction, headnotes, chronology, and bibliography by editor Philip Stratford make The Portable Graham Greene as invaluable for scholars as it is essential for any traveler through Greenes richly menacing and strangely seductive literary landscapes.

Synopsis:

In a range of work including novels of literary suspense that test both their protagonists’ souls and their readers’ nerves to the breaking point, Graham Greene explored a territory located somewhere on the border between despair and faith, treachery and love. This volume includes the complete novels The Heart of the Matter and The Third Man, along with excerpts from ten other novels; short stories; selections from Greene’s memoirs and travel writings; essays on English and American literature; and public statements on issues that range from repression in the Soviet Union to torture in Northern Ireland to the paradoxical virtue of disloyalty.

  • Now available in Penguin Classics

 

About the Author

Graham Greene (1904–1991) began to attract notice as a novelist in 1932 with his fourth book, Orient Express. He converted to Catholicism in 1926, a transformation that influenced several“Catholi” novels, including Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, and The End of the Affair. During World War II he worked for the British secret service in Sierra Leone; afterward he began wide-ranging travels as a journalist, reflected in such novels as The Quiet American and Travels with My Aunt. As well as his many novels, Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, two books of autobiography, two biographies, and four books for children.

Table of Contents

The Portable Graham Greene Introduction

Principal Dates, Travels, Books

Bibliographical Notes

I. Reminiscences

Editor's Preface

Primary Symbols

The Future Strikes

Life on the Border

Russian Roulette

First Travels

A Salmon Tea

Journey Back

A Discovery

Return

Africa Revisited

II. Fiction

Editor's Preface

The End of the Party

Minty's Day

The Innocent

A Marriage Proposal

The Prison Cell

The Heart of the Matter

The Third Man

The Destructors

A Small Affair

A Shocking Accident

The Signing-Up of 59200/5

The Blessing

Cheap in August

Travel Tips from Aunt Augusta

The Wedding Reception

Monsignor Quixote and Sancho on Doubt

III. Criticism

Editor's Preface

The Lesson of the Master

From Feathers to Iron

Rider Haggard's Secret

Francois Mauriac

The Redemption of Mr. Joyboy

Ford Madox Ford

Frederick Rolfe: Edwardian Inferno

"Sore Bones; Much Headache"

John Gerard

The Novelist and the Short Story

IV. Commitments

Editor's Preface

Two Statements on Commitment

Convenience and Morality

The Last Pope

Colette's Funeral Rites

Unholy Waugh

A Superstition to Live By

Slide into Barbarism

Letter to a West German Friend

The Daniel-Sinyavsky Trial

Shame of the Catholics, Shame of the English

What's Wrong with the Gospels?

A Misguided Pope

The Great Spectacular

The Meeting in the Kremlin

The Virtue of Disloyalty

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039181
Author:
Greene, Graham
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Stratford, Philip
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
English fiction
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
English fiction -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Viking Portable Library
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7.75x5.11x1.00 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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In a range of work including novels of literary suspense that test both their protagonists’ souls and their readers’ nerves to the breaking point, Graham Greene explored a territory located somewhere on the border between despair and faith, treachery and love. This volume includes the complete novels The Heart of the Matter and The Third Man, along with excerpts from ten other novels; short stories; selections from Greene’s memoirs and travel writings; essays on English and American literature; and public statements on issues that range from repression in the Soviet Union to torture in Northern Ireland to the paradoxical virtue of disloyalty.

  • Now available in Penguin Classics

 

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