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.'

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Brighton Rock (Heroes & Villains)

Brighton Rock (Heroes & Villains)

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Graham Greene's gripping thriller was adapted into a British film noir in 1947 starring Richard Attenborough as the razor-wielding Pinkie.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2017

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

Travels with My Aunt

Travels with My Aunt

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

The Living Room a Play in Two Acts

The Living Room a Play in Two Acts

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

The Ministry of Fear

The Ministry of Fear

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2017

It is 1941 and bombs have turned London into the front line of a world war. In the shadows of the Blitz, Hitler's agents are running a blackmail operation to obtain documents that could bring the nation to instant defeat. Arthur Rowe, a man once convicted of a notorious mercy killing, stumbles onto a German spy operation in Bloomsbury and must be silenced. But even with his memory taken from him, he is still a very dangerous witness. A taut thriller and a haunting exploration of pity, love, and guilt, The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest of all spy novels. With an introduction by the biographer and editor Professor Richard Greene. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles.

The Third Man and Other Stories

The Third Man and Other Stories

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2017

Rollo Martins, a failing novelist, is invited to Vienna by his best friend, Harry Lime. The city he arrives in is unrecognizable - torn apart by the Second World War and shared between the occupying Allies. What's more, Harry is dead, and the circumstances look suspicious . . . Determined to uncover the truth, Martins must pick through the rubble of this broken city in search of answers. Accompanied here by twelve further stories that exhibit the full range of Graham Greene's masterly storytelling, The Third Man is an atmospheric noir that oozes with suspense. With an introduction by the biographer and editor Professor Richard Greene. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles.

Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2017

Life in pre-revolutionary Cuba is not easy and James Wormold, a failing vacuum cleaner salesman, is struggling to fund the increasingly lavish lifestyle of his manipulative sixteen year-old daughter, Milly. So when an enigmatic Englishman offers him an extra income in return for a little spying, he is sorely tempted . . . But when the fake reports he's been sending to London start to come true, Havana suddenly becomes a very dangerous place indeed. Both a brilliant Cold War thriller and hilarious work of satire, Our Man in Havana is Graham Greene's classic tale of an accidental spy, and a truly gripping read. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound gift editions of much loved classic titles.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2017

Pinkie Brown, a neurotic teenage gangster wielding a razor blade and a bottle of sulfuric acid, commits a brutal murder - but it does not go unnoticed. Rose, a naive young waitress at a rundown cafe, has the unwitting power to destroy his crucial alibi, and Ida Arnold, a woman bursting with easy certainties about what is right and wrong, has made it her mission to bring about justice and redemption. Set among the seaside amusements and dilapidated boarding houses of Brighton's pre-war underworld, Brighton Rock by Graham Greene is both a gritty thriller and a study of a soul in torment. A classic of modern literature, it maps out the strange border between piety and savagery. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Brighton Rock features an introduction by the poet, biographer and editor, Professor Richard Greene. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

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.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

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

The Potting Shed a Play in Three Acts

The Potting Shed a Play in Three Acts

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

The Living Room a Play in Two Acts

The Living Room a Play in Two Acts

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

Travels with My Aunt

Travels with My Aunt

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

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!

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?

Third Man

Third Man

Author: Graham Greene Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

Experience the thrilling search for the Third Man as you follow Harry Lime through the gloomy and treacherous streets of Vienna, a city divided by war and corruption. This undisputed spy classic is now available for the first time with video and photography from the film that inspired the novel. In this innovative new format, readers can see the development of Greene s masterful writing in the original script of the movie, with extra content showcasing the film s distinctive soundtrack and Oscar-winning cinematography. See clips and photos of Orson Welles embodying one of his most iconic characters alongside the text at key points. The unparalleled film and archive materials add new layers to the characters and the mystery at the heart of the story. This is a special digital edition to celebrate Studio Canal's restored edition of the film. It includes:- An array of film clips and stills embedded in the text of the novel- A large selection of behind-the-scenes photos from the archive, including candid photos of Orson Welles and the cast on set- Scans of the original post-production script

The Little Steamroller

The Little Steamroller

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2015

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.

The Little Train

The Little Train

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2015

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: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

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 ring. 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.

The Little Train

The Little Train

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2014

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.

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.

Graham Greene - Childrens Stories

Graham Greene - Childrens Stories

Author: Graham Greene Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

Change is in the air for the inhabitants of Little Snoring, some are responding with reluctance while others actively seek hold new directions. Our stories features the exciting adventures of two Little Snoring locals as they rise to the challenge brought by change. In the village of Little Snoring, Graham Greene has crafted a world that is sure to captivate listeners of all ages with its endearing central characters, vivid imagery and subtle observations of modern society. Simon Cadell is a talented actor who has appeared regularly in the theatre and television, including Bergerac, Hi-De-Hi and Life Without George.

The Captain and the Enemy

The Captain and the Enemy

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

A young boy, Victor, is collected from school by a stranger in a bowler hat - the stranger says he has won Victor in a game of backgammon with Victor's father. The stranger, known as the Captain, takes Victor to live with the sweet but withdrawn Lisa, where he serves as her conduit to the outside world. From mysterious beginnings, Graham Greene's final novel becomes a twisting thriller of smuggling, jewel theft and international espionage which culminates in a dramatic showdown in Panama.

Getting To Know The General

Getting To Know The General

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2011

'In August 1981 my bag was packed for my fifth visit to Panama when the news came to me over the telephone of the death of General Omar Torrijos Herrera, my friend and host. . . At that moment the idea came to me to write a short personal memoir. . . of a man I had grown to love over those five years' GETTING TO KNOW THE GENERAL is Graham Greene's account of a five-year personal involvement with Omar Torrijos, ruler of Panama from 1968-81 and Sergeant Chuchu, one of the few men in the National Guard whom the General trusted completely. It is a fascinating tribute to an inspirational politician in the vital period of his country's history, and to an unusual and enduring friendship.

In Search Of a Character Two African Journals: Congo Journey and Convoy to West Africa

In Search Of a Character Two African Journals: Congo Journey and Convoy to West Africa

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2011

To Graham Greene, 'Africa will always be the Africa of the Victorian atlas, the blank unexplored continent the shape of the human heart.' IN SEARCH OF A CHARACTER contains two African notebooks: Congo Journal, which records Graham Greene's travels in 1959, and his stay at the Yonda leper colony in the jungle which inspired the story for A Burnt-Out Case. Convoy to West Africa describes Greene's voyage in a cargo boat during the Second World War, from Liverpool to Freetown, Sierra Leone, the setting for THE HEART OF THE MATTER.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Author: Graham Greene Format: eBook Release Date: 03/03/2011

Originally published in 1938, Graham Greene's chilling expose of violence and gang warfare is a masterpiece of psychological realism and often considered Graham Greene's best novel. It is a fascinating study of evil, sin, and the "e;appalling strangeness of the mercy of God,"e; a classic of its kind. Set in Brighton, England, among the criminal rabble, the book depicts the tragic career of a seventeen-year-old boy named Pinkie whose primary ambition is to lead a gang to rival that of the wealthy and established Colleoni. Pinkie is devoid of compassion or human feeling, despising weakness of the spirit or of the flesh. Responsible for the razor slashes that killed Kite and also for the death of Hale, he is the embodiment of calculated evil. As a Catholic, however, he is convinced that his retribution does not lie in human hands. He is therefore not prepared for Ida Arnold, Hale's avenging angel. Ida, whose allegiance is with life, the here and now, has her own ideas about the circumstances surrounding Hale's death. For the sheer joy of it she takes up the challenge of bringing the infernal Pinkie to an earthly kind of justice. When finished, the listener is sure to ponder some lofty moral issues to which Greene, a Catholic writer, withholds easy judgments.

Comedians

Comedians

Author: Graham Greene Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, where corruption and terror reign under the dictatorship of Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Disillusioned and noncommittal, they are the "e;comedians"e; of Greene's title. Brown is a disenchanted English hotel owner; the Smiths are an American couple on a good-will mission; Martha is the young wife of a Latin American diplomat; Jones is an engaging fool. They play their parts, respectable or shady, in the foreground, experiencing love affairs rather than love, enthusiasms but not a faith, and meaningless accidental deaths. Hiding behind their actors' masks, they hesitate on the edge of life, afraid of love, pain, and fear itself. With alternating comedy, irony, and grim violence, Greene weaves these lives in a pattern of mounting suspense.

Power and the Glory

Power and the Glory

Author: Graham Greene Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2011

In a poor, remote section of southern Mexico, the Red Shirts have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest strives to overcome physical and moral cowardice in order to find redemption. Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement in this penetrating novel set in 1930s Mexico during the era of Communist religious persecutions. As revolutionaries determine to stamp out the evils of the church through violence, the last Roman Catholic priest is on the lam, hunted by a police lieutenant. Despite his own sense of worthlessness-he is a heavy drinker and has fathered an illegitimate child-he is determined to continue to function as a priest until captured. He is contrasted with Padre Jose, a priest who has accepted marriage and embodies humiliation. A Christian parable pitting God and religion against twentieth-century materialism, The Power and the Glory is considered by many, including the author himself, to be Greene's best work.

Heart of the Matter

Heart of the Matter

Author: Graham Greene Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2011

In this widely acclaimed modern classic, Graham Greene delves deep into character to tell the dramatic, suspenseful story of a good man's conflict between passion and faith. A police commissioner in a British-governed, war-torn West African state, Scobie is bound by the strictest integrity and sense of duty both for his colonial responsibilities and for his wife, whom he deeply pities but no longer loves. Passed over for a promotion, he is forced to borrow money in order to send his despairing wife away on a holiday. When in her absence he develops a passion for a young widow, the scrupulously honest Catholic finds himself giving way to deceit and dishonor. Enmeshed in love and intrigue, he will betray everything he believes in, with tragic consequences. The Heart of the Matter is one of Graham Greene's most enduring and tragic novels.

The Power And The Glory

The Power And The Glory

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2010

ONE OF FIVE NEW VINTAGE FUTURE CLASSIC READING GUIDE EDITIONS During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.

Quiet American

Quiet American

Author: Graham Greene Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2009

Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is sent to Vietnam to promote democracy amidst the intrigue and violence of the French war with the Vietminh. His friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, looks on but soon finds it difficult to remain simply an observer. Fowler's mistress, a beautiful native girl, creates a catalyst for jealousy and competition between the men and a cultural clash resulting in bloodshed and deep misgivings. Written in 1955 prior to the Vietnam conflict, The Quiet American foreshadows the events leading up to the war. Questions surrounding the moral ambiguity of the involvement of the United States in foreign countries are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago.

Wrongteous

Wrongteous

Author: Graham Greene, Paul Rooney, Helen Simpson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2008

The Spy's Bedside Book

The Spy's Bedside Book

Author: Graham Greene, Sir Hugh Greene, Stella Rimington Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

On its first appearance in 1957, Hugh and Graham Greene's The Spy's Bedside Book provoked a storm of interest, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, 100 copies were bought by East German Intelligence. This classic anthology, with a new introduction by the former head of MI5, Stella Rimington, includes stories by some of the great writers on spying and many practitioners, including Ian Fleming and John Buchan, Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Belle Boyd, Walter Schellenberg and Major Andre, Sir Paul Dukes and Vladimir Petrov, and. from the golden age of mystery and suspense, William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim. There are also some unexpected figures: William Blake, D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann, all suspected of spying in three great wars. How can you hide messages in a boiled egg? Why should you always put pepper in your vodka when in Russia? Answers to these questions and much more can be found in this thrilling collection, which will enthral readers once again with its tales of espionage from a bygone era.

Mornings in the Dark The Graham Greene Film Reader

Mornings in the Dark The Graham Greene Film Reader

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2007

Few novelists have taken films as seriously, or been as closely involved in so many aspects of the film business, as Graham Greene. His experience included producing, performing, script-writing and adaptation. And twenty years before he wrote the scripts to such celebrated films as Brighton Rock , The Fallen Idol and The Third Man , he had been one of the finest film critics of the 1930s, his intimate knowledge of the industry matched by his trenchant and perceptive responses to film as art, entertainment and social phenomenon. 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 and film enthusiasts alike.

Articles of Faith The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham Greene, 1936 - 1987

Articles of Faith The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham Greene, 1936 - 1987

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2006

When Graham Greene died in 1991, at the age of 86, his reputation as a great Catholic writer was assured. His books reflected an awareness of sin and confronted discomfiting themes with a sombre eye. The British Catholic journal The Tablet provided Greene with a forum for both his works-in-progress and his sometimes unorthodox religious views. Greene was always drawn to tales of martyrdom, and in 1930s Mexico he found the most pitiless clamp-down on Roman Catholicism anywhere since the Reformation. Greene's Mexico reportage was first published in The Tablet. The controlled understatement and scrupulous, unsparing lucidity of Greene's journalism is still impressive, as it unforgettably portrays the aftermath of the anti-religious revolution begun by President Calles. Included here are four Mexico despatches, Mexican Sunday , A Catholic Adventurer and his Mexican Journal , In Search of a Miracle and The Dark Virgin . Articles of Faith also includes a long essay on the Assumption, Our Lady and Her Assumption: The Only Figure of Perfect Love , written for The Tablet in 1951. Also included are 26 book reviews which the novelist wrote for The Tablet's Fiction Chronicle column. Always broad-minded, Greene praised the work of the anti-Fascist Italian novelist Ignazio Silone and a science fiction by the Czech author Karel Capek: I have no room to do more than warmly recommend Mr Capek's fantasy of a world conquered by newts. Among the other authors whom Greene reviewed are Thomas Mann, John Dos Passos, Djuna Barns, Stevie Smith, William Gerhardi, Erich Kastner and Somerset Maugham. For the first time, Graham Greene's Tablet contributions are collected in one volume. Much of the journalism has not been seen for fifty years. The book includes an essay, Two Friends , documenting the story of Greene's friendship with a Catholic diplomat and fellow devotee of Henry James, Peter Leslie. The Greene-Leslie correspondence has not been seen before.

The Third Man

The Third Man

Author: Graham Greene Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/10/2004

The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films, starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. A thrilling story of black-marketeering, it is set against a backdrop of Vienna in the immediate post-war era, when the city was divided into four zones amongst the major powers, Russia, Britain, France and America. Graham Greene wrote the novella first and then adapted it for the screenplay. Compelling and moving, it is written from the view of the British Chief of Police who is investigating the death of a certain Harry Lime. When Rollo Martins, a writer of Westerns, arrives in Vienna to visit his old school friend, he also becomes inextricably involved in the mystery surrounding Harry Lime. Martin Jarvis is a widely acclaimed film, TV and stage actor who has also carved a name for himself in the world of audiobooks as a reader par excellence.

The End Of The Affair

The End Of The Affair

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

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MONICA ALI The love affair between Maurice Bendrix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance meeting rekindles his love and jealousy two years later, Bendrix hires a private detective to follow Sarah, and slowly his love for her turns into an obsession.

The Collected Plays

The Collected Plays

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2002

The Living Room. The Potting Shed. The Complaisant Lover. Carving a Statue. The Return of A. J. Raffles. The Great Jowett. Yes and No. For Whom the Bell ChimesIn these eight plays Graham Greene, one of the great writers of the twentieth century, demonstrates his considerable skills as a dramatist. Each of them explores themes that were of fundamental importance to Greene, and together they exhibit a daring wit and an exhilarating sense of experiment.

The Lawless Roads

The Lawless Roads

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2002

In 1938 Graham Greene was commissioned to visit Mexico to discover the state of the country and its people in the aftermath of the brutal anti-clerical purges of President Calles. His journey took him through the tropical states of Chiapas and Tabasco, where all the churches had been destroyed or closed and the priests driven out or shot. The experiences were the inspiration for his acclaimed novel, The Power and the Glory.

It's A Battlefield

It's A Battlefield

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2002

Drover, a Communist bus driver, is in prison, sentenced to death for killing a policeman during a riot at Hyde Park Corner. A battle for a reprieve with many participants ensues: the Assistant Commissioner, high-principled and over-worked; Conrad, a paranoid clerk; Mr Surrogate, a rich Fabian; Condor, a pathetic journalist feeding on fantasies; pretty, promiscuous Kay - all have a part to play in his fate.

Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps

Author: Graham Greene, Paul Theroux Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2002

WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM BUTCHER AND AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX In 1935 Graham Greene set off to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar West African republic founded for released slaves. Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast at Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he came to know one of the few areas of Africa untouched by Western colonisation.

The Confidential Agent

The Confidential Agent

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2001

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY IAN RANKIN. In a small continental country civil war is raging. Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal at any price. Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation, but soon, implicated in murder, accused of possessing false documents and theft, held responsible for the death of a young woman, D becomes a hunted man, tormented by allegiances, doubts and the love of others.

Loser Takes All

Loser Takes All

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2001

Bertram was not a believer in luck or superstitions. An unambitious assistant accountant, his plans for his second marriage are typically quiet: St Luke's, Maida Hill, then two weeks in Bournemouth. But then he comes to the attention of Dreuther, the director of Bertram's company, who changes Bertram's plans for him: wedding and honeymoon in Monte Carlo, on board his private yacht. Inevitably Bertram visits the casino and inevitably he loses. But then his system starts working, and his trouble really begins-

The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2001

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY IAN THOMSON The Third Man is Graham Greene's brilliant recreation of post-war Vienna, a 'smashed dreary city' occupied by the four Allied powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless to visit his friend and hero, Harry Lime. But Harry has died in suspicious circumstances, and the police are closing in on his associates... The Fallen Idol is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler and his wife whilst his parents go on a fortnight's holiday, Philip realises too late the danger of lies and deceit. But the truth is even deadlier.

The End of the Affair

The End of the Affair

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/07/2001

Henry Miles, a civil servant, suspects that his wife Sarah is having an affair, and asks his writer friend Maurice Bendrix to contact a private investigator on his behalf. Maurice has a secret, however: he was once Sarah's lover, and is equally keen to find out whether she was unfaithful to him too ... An economical and intense adaptation.

England Made Me

England Made Me

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2001

Anthony Farrant has always found his way, lying to get jobs and borrowing money to get by when he leaves them in a hurry. His twin sister Kate persuades him to move and sets him up with a job as bodyguard to Krogh, her lover and boss, an all-powerful Swedish financier. But Farrant does have a sense of decency, and when Krogh gives orders that offend him, he leaks information to Minty, a down-trodden journalist, with drastic results.

The Ministry Of Fear

The Ministry Of Fear

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2001

For Arthur Rowe the charity fete was a trip back to childhood, to innocence, a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz, to forget twenty years of his past and a murder. Then he guesses the weight of the cake, and from that moment on he's a hunted man, the target of shadowy killers, on the run and struggling to remember and to find the truth.

Twenty-One Stories

Twenty-One Stories

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2001

The stories in this book, all written between 1929 and 1954, all share the themes that feature so strongly in Graham Greene's novels: humour and violence, pity and hatred, betrayal and pursuit. Comic, sad, shocking and tragic, they recount the tales of Mr Maling's loud stomach, destructive gangs of children, indiscretions revealed and secrets uncovered, each one unmistakeably the work of the twentieth century's master storyteller.

The Man Within

The Man Within

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2001

The Man Within tells the story of Andrews, a young man who has betrayed his fellow smugglers and fears their vengeance. Fleeing from them, with no hope of pity or salvation, he takes refuge in the house of a young woman, also alone in the world. She persuades him to give evidence against his accomplices in court, but neither she nor Andrews is aware that to both criminals and authority treachery is as great a crime as smuggling.

A Gun For Sale

A Gun For Sale

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2001

Raven is an assassin, a hired killer, and his brutal murder of the Minister raises the spectre of war across Europe. As the nation prepares for battle, Raven goes on the run, hunted by the police and hunting the man who paid him in stolen banknotes, eventually unearthing the terrible truth behind the killing. A Gun for Sale was published two years before Brighton Rock, and its themes and characters provide a striking echo to that more famous novel, providing a fascinating glimpse into the working mind of a master novelist.

The Power And The Glory

The Power And The Glory

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2001

During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.

Our Man In Havana An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

Our Man In Havana An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

Author: Graham Greene, Christopher Hitchens Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2001

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true, things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place.

Monsignor Quixote

Monsignor Quixote

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2000

With Sancho Panza, a deposed Communist mayor, his faithful Rocinate, an antiquated motorcar, Monsignor Quixote roams through modern-day Spain in a brilliant picaresque fable. Like Cervantes' classic, Monsignor Quixote offers enduring insights into our life and times.

May We Borrow Your Husband?

May We Borrow Your Husband?

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2000

Author William Harris is spending the fag-end of the season at Antibes finishing his first attempt at historical biography, but he becomes more and more interested and involved in the antics of two homosexual interior decorators intent on stealing Poopy Travis's honeymoon husband. Which leaves him free to fall in love with Poopy himself. A widow and a divorcee tipsily discuss the inadequacy of men, deciding that women have much more to offer each other by way of variety in sexual love. A wife holidays alone in Jamaica's cheap season idly hoping for excitement but finding the only man she can have an affair with is far too old and frightened of the dark.. Affairs, obsessions, grand passions and tiny ardours this collection contains some of Greene's saddest observations on the hilarity of sex.

The Tenth Man

The Tenth Man

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2000

In a prison in Occupied France one in every ten men is to be shot. The prisoners draw lots among themselves - and for rich lawyer Louis Chavel it seems that his whole life has been leading up to an agonising and crucial failure of nerve. Hysterical with panic, fear, and a sense of injustice, he offers to barter everything he owns for someone to take his place. Graham Greene wrote The Tenth Man in 1944, when he was under a two-year contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the manuscript lay forgotten in MGM's archives until 1983. It was published two years later with an introduction by the author.

Collected Essays

Collected Essays

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/1999

Collected Essays contains nearly eighty essays, reviews and occasional pieces composed between novels, plays and travel books over four prolific decades. From Henry James and Somerset Maugham to Ho Chi Minh and Kim Philby, the range of subjects is eclectic and stimulating; his subjects brought vividly to life. The resulting collection is as revealing as autobiography and characteristically rich in humour, insight and doubt.

The Human Factor

The Human Factor

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/1999

With a new introduction by Colm Toibin A leak is traced to a small sub-section of SIS, sparking off the inevitable security checks, tensions and suspicions. The sort of atmosphere, perhaps, where mistakes could be made? For Maurice Castle, it is the end of the line anyway, and time for him to retire to live peacefully with his African wife, Sarah. To the lonely, isolated, neurotic world of the Secret Service, Graham Greene brings his brilliance and perception, laying bare a machine that sometimes overlooks the subtle and secret motivations that impel us.

A Sense Of Reality

A Sense Of Reality

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/1999

This is a collection of four stories comprising Under The Garden (A short novel); A Visit to the Morin ; Dream of a Strange Land and, A Discovery in the Woods . In these four stories Graham Greene, one of the master of modern English fiction, has allowed himself the liberty of fantasy, myth, legend and dream. The results are, quite simply, superb.

Ways Of Escape

Ways Of Escape

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/1999

With superb skill and feeling, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of his extraordinary life. His restlessness is legendary; as if seeking out danger, Greene travelled to Haiti during the nightmare rule of Papa Doc, Vietnam in the last days of the French, Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion. With ironic delight he recalls his time in the British Secret Service in Africa, and his brief involvement in Hollywood. He writes, as only he can, about people and places, about faith, doubt, fear and, not least, the trials and craft of writing.

Dr Fischer Of Geneva

Dr Fischer Of Geneva

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/1999

Doctor Fischer despises the human race. When the notorious toothpaste millionaire decides to hold the last of his famous parties - his own deadly version of the Book of Revelations - Greene opens up a powerful vision of the limitless greed of the rich. Black comedy and painful satire combine in a totally compelling novel.

A Sort Of Life

A Sort Of Life

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/1999

Graham Greene's 'long journey through time' began in 1904, when he was born into a tribe of Greenes based in Berkhamstead at the public school where his father was headmaster. In A Sort of Life Greene recalls schooldays and Oxford, adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis and Russian roulette, his marriage and conversion to Catholicism, and how he rashly resigned from The Times when his first novel, The Man Within was published in 1929. A Sort of Life reveals, brilliantly and compellingly, a life lived and an art obsessed by 'the dangerous edge of things'.

Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/1999

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, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel her way, Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay. Through Aunt Augusta, a veteran of Europe's hotel bedrooms, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society: mixing with hippies, war criminals, CIA men; smoking pot, breaking all the currency regulations and eventually coming alive after a dull suburban life. In Travels with my Aunt Graham Greene not only gives us intoxicating entertainment but also confronts us with some of the most perplexing of human dilemmas.

A Chance for Mr. Lever

A Chance for Mr. Lever

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/1998

Travels with My Aunt

Travels with My Aunt

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/1996

British Dramatists

British Dramatists

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/1996

Part of the Writers' Britain series, first published in the 1940s, this book offers Graham Greene's evaluation of British drama, from its roots in the Mystery and Miracle plays of the market carnival through Shakespeare and the Restoration to the 20th century.

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Author: Graham Greene Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/1993

Graham Greene's classic study in the banality of evil is set in the unforgettably evoked underworld of pre-war Brighton where Pinkie, a small-time ganster, meets his nemesis at the hands of Ida, the girl he betrays, Published in 1938, Greene's most celebrated novel signalled the beginning of the long series of masterpieces produced between then and his death in 1991

Greene: The Power and The Glory

Greene: The Power and The Glory

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1992

Third Man

Third Man

Author: Graham Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/04/1988

The Third Man represents a milestone in British cinema; the collaboration between Graham Greene, the director Carol Reed, and Orson Welles who plays Harry Lime, created an impact which has never lost its force.The film tells the story of Holly Martins, a Canadian writer who travels to partitioned post-war Vienna to search for his old friend, Harry Lime. He realizes that he has become involved unwittingly in an evil racketeering network, and is obliged to bring his gangster friend to justice.This edition consists of the original screenplay, and includes a detailed analysis of the changes made during the shooting of the film - a fascinating study of the relationship between author and director.

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