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Graham Greene - Author

About the Author

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'

Featured books by Graham Greene

A Burnt-out Case

A Burnt-out Case

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

One hundred years ago a writer was born who captured the essence of the 20th Century like no other: Graham Greene. To mark this, literary publishing house Vintage is reissuing eight titles with new introductions by contemporary authors such as JM Coetzee and Zadie Smith.

The Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

One hundred years ago a writer was born who captured the essence of the 20th Century like no other: Graham Greene. To mark this, literary publishing house Vintage is reissuing eight titles with new introductions by contemporary authors such as JM Coetzee and Zadie Smith.

Stamboul Train

Stamboul Train

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

One hundred years ago a writer was born who captured the essence of the 20th Century like no other: Graham Greene. To mark this, literary publishing house Vintage is reissuing eight titles with new introductions by contemporary authors such as JM Coetzee and Zadie Smith.

The Quiet American

The Quiet American

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

This review is provided by bookgroup.info.Greene’s brilliant, thought-provoking, novel is set in Vietnam. It is 1952 and the country is trying to regain independence from the French. This is the background for a story that is ostensibly about love and political intrigue, yet works well on a symbolic level - the characters representing the complex and ambiguous interests of the Americans and British in a post-colonial Far East. The narrator is Fowler, a dissipated English journalist who sees himself as a ‘reporter’ not a ‘correspondent’. He believes he can report dispassionately on the war without being involved – it is only when he experiences it at first hand that he is forced into engagement. His love for Phuong, a young Vietnamese woman, brings him into conflict with Pyle, the eponymous Quiet American. The title hints at the layers of irony within this short but dense novel: as the French inspector says, “yes, a very quiet American” when Pyle’s body is found. Fowler’s commentary belies the cynical, world-weary persona that he presents to Pyle: “I thought that if I smelt her skin it would have the faintest fragrance of opium, and her colour was that of the small flame. I had seen the flowers on her dress beside the canals in the north, she was indigenous like a herb, and I never wanted to go home”. The film of the novel was due to be released in the autumn but in the patriotic fervour following 9/11 it was delayed because, above all, it is a criticism of American interventionist foreign policy that is as relevant today as it was then.The Lovereading view...One hundred years ago a writer was born who captured the essence of the 20th Century like no other: Graham Greene. To mark this, literary publishing house Vintage is reissuing eight titles with new introductions by contemporary authors such as JM Coetzee and Zadie Smith.

The Comedians

The Comedians

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

One hundred years ago a writer was born who captured the essence of the 20th Century like no other: Graham Greene. To mark this, literary publishing house Vintage is reissuing eight titles with new introductions by contemporary authors such as JM Coetzee and Zadie Smith.

The End of the Affair

The End of the Affair

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

One of Robert Harris' favourite books. One hundred years ago a writer was born who captured the essence of the 20th Century like no other: Graham Greene. To mark this, literary publishing house Vintage is reissuing eight titles with new introductions by contemporary authors such as JM Coetzee and Zadie Smith.

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2018

Scobie, a police officer serving in a war-time West African state, is distrusted, being scrupulously honest and immune to bribery. But then he falls in love, and in doing so he is forced to betray everything he believes in, with drastic and tragic consequences.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2018

The movie of Brighton Rock opens on 4 February 2011. See a trailer below.   A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.

Other books by Graham Greene

Mornings in the Dark

Mornings in the Dark

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Few novelists have taken films as seriously, or been closely involved in so many aspects of the film business all their lives, as Graham Greene. Even at University he was touching on it. His long-term experience of the evolving art included producing, performing, script-writing and adaptation. Not to mention the libel case against him brought by Miss Shirley Temple for some disobliging words. Mornings in the Dark gathers some of Greene's best film criticism with a mass of related material: his film articles, interviews, lectures and radio talks, stories for film, letters and film proposals. With appendices on Greene's own films and unfulfilled film projects, and David Parkinson's introduction, this is an essential collection for readers of fiction and film enthusiasts alike.

Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Greene takes us on a wild, unconventional and enlightening voyage with an ordinary, retired bank manager and his eccentric, daring aunt. Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, to travel to Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay, and a shiftless, twilight society of hippies, war criminals, CIA men that will help Henry come alive after a dull suburban life. VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind

The Living Room a Play in Two Acts

The Living Room a Play in Two Acts

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

The Potting Shed a Play in Three Acts

The Potting Shed a Play in Three Acts

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Stamboul Train

Stamboul Train

Author: Graham Greene Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/10/2016

The Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul

Author: Graham Greene Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/08/2016

The Little Train

The Little Train

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Early one morning the little train wakes up in his home town, Little Snoreing, and decides to go on an adventure. He chugs and puffs his way through villages, past castles and over bridges. But soon he gets tired, and the big city is a bit scary... there's only one thing for it; he'll have to head back! THE LITTLE TRAIN, Graham Greene's first children's book, was originally published in 1946 with Ardizzone's illustrations commissioned 28 year later. First published by The Bodley Head in 1974, this new edition brings the classic little train back to life for a whole new generation.

The Little Steamroller

The Little Steamroller

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Every day the Little Steamroller works at London Airport clearing the runways for the aeroplanes and every day the people on the gate make fun of him. But they do not know of the time that this little steamroller defeated the Black Hand Gang - the infamous smuggling gang. This is his story. THE LITTLE STEAMROLLER is one of the four titles in the LITTLE TRAIN series which were written by Graham Green and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. First published by The Bodley Head in 1974, this new edition brings the classic little steamroller back to life for a whole new generation.

Al zecelea om

Al zecelea om

Author: Graham Greene Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/09/2015

„Natura umana nu functioneaza în alb si negru, ci în gri si negru.” – Graham Greene„Graham Greene este un scriitor cu totul aparte […]. El va rA mâne în istoria literarA drept cronicarul definitiv al conAYtiinA ei AYi al neliniAYtii existenA iale a secolului al XX-lea.” – William Golding, Enciclopedia scriitorilor britanici„DacA ar fi trA it sA vadA cel de al Doilea RA zboi Mondial, Edgar Allan Poe ar fi scris o astfel de carte. O intrigA palpitantA , care abordeazA chestiuni morale majore într-o notA minorA , aAYa cum se întâmplA de obicei în povestiri […] Azi totuAYi, Al zecelea om ne intrigA pentru cA pune întrebA ri dificile despre responsabilitate, curaj, vinovA A ie AYi iubire, despre opA iunile posibile atunci când ne confruntA m cu rA ul absurd, despre virtutea care apare întotdeauna când te aAYtepA i mai puA in, nu pe drumul mare, ci pe cA i lA turalnice.” – PeopleClasici moderni Litera pune laolaltA scriitori moderni ale cA ror opere au devenit deja repere clasice. Cele mai importante, mai provocatoare, mai emoE ionante, mai revoluE ionare opere din ultimii 125 de ani – cA rE i care vor continua sA fie citite de la o generaE ie la alta.

Travels with My Aunt

Travels with My Aunt

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Little Fire Engine

The Little Fire Engine

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

One day a shiny new fire engine arrives in Little Snoreing and Sam Trolley and the old-fashioned little fire engine are told they're not needed anymore. But one evening a fire breaks out and all the new firemen are busy ...Will the little fire engine be able to save the day?

The Little Horse Bus

The Little Horse Bus

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Mr Potter is a proud shopkeeper with a busy shop, until one day a big superstore opens across the street. The new store has a delivery service so Mr Potter employs an old little horse bus to deliver his wares. But when the superstore's delivery cart is stolen there is only one little horse bus to save the day!

Reise ohne Landkarten

Reise ohne Landkarten

Author: Graham Greene Format: Ebook Release Date: 16/02/2015

Im Januar 1935 reiste Graham Greene von Liverpool aus nach Westafrika, um auf dem Fuweg Liberia zu durchqueren. Europa hatte er nie zuvor verlassen, und er gab unumwunden zu, ein absoluter Amateur in Sachen Reisen zu sein. Er hielt es fur das Beste, im benachbarten Sierra Leone Trager und Fuhrer anzuheuern, mit dem Zug bis zum Ende der Eisenbahnlinie in Pendembu zu reisen und von dort zur liberianischen Grenze zu marschieren. Aber schon als es gilt, die genaue Route festzulegen, gibt es Probleme. Greene kann nur zwei Landkarten auftreiben, auf denen Liberia uberhaupt verzeichnet ist. Auf der einen Karte, angefertigt vom britischen Generalstab, findet sich anstelle von Liberia ein groer weier Fleck. Die andere Karte wurde vom Kriegsministerium der Vereinigten Staaten herausgegeben. Dort, wo die englische Karte sich damit begnugt, einen Fleck zu zeigen, steht bei den Amerikanern in fetten Buchstaben das Wort "e;Kannibalen"e; ... Graham Greenes Bericht uber seinen legendaren Fumarsch ins Herz der Finsternis liegt nun erstmals vollstandig auf Deutsch vor. "e;Reise ohne Landkarten"e; ist das Portrat eines Landes jenseits aller Zivilisation und die faszinierende Geschichte eines Mannes auf der Suche nach sich selbst.

Reflections

Reflections

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

UPDATED AND EDITED WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY JUDITH ADAMSON Whether reporting from the London cinema, Cotswolds villages, second-hand bookshops, war zones or political trouble spots, Graham Greene's novelistic gifts for detail, drama and compassionate curiosity provide unique and resonant insights into his life and times. To know war on any continent, read 'A Memory of Indo-China'; to glimpse high political chicanery, read 'The Great Spectacular'; to feel the flush and aftermath of revolutionary change, take up his pieces about Cuba. Reflections provides an extraordinary mirror on the twentienth century from one of its greatest observers.