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.
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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ReviewsThe 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
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Publication date7th October 2004
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CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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