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The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
  

The Heart of the Matter

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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.

If you like Graham Greene you might also like to read books by Brian Moore and Piers Paul Read.

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The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

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.


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The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists, rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings -- V. S. Pritchett * The Times * Greene was a master of characterisation and this book is no exception * Independent on Sunday * In a class by himself - the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety -- William Golding * Independent * A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy * New York Times * Greene had the sharpest eyes for trouble, the finest nose for human weaknesses, and was pitilessly honest in his observations... For experience of a whole century he was the man within -- Norman Sherry * Independent *


About the Author

Graham Greene
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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Publication date

7th October 2004

Author

Graham Greene

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Publisher

Vintage Classic

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099478423

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