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The Power and the Glory
Graham Greene
0142437301
Feb 2003
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Book Review
How does good spoil, and how can bad be redeemed? In his penetrating novel The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement through a priest and the people he encounters. In the 1930s one Mexican state has outlawed the Church, naming it a source of greed and debauchery. The priests have been rounded up and shot by firing squad--save one, the whisky priest. On the run, and in a blur of alcohol and fear, this outlaw meets a dentist, a banana farmer, and a village woman he knew six years earlier. For a while, he is accompanied by a toothless man--whom he refers to as his Judas and does his best to ditch. Always, an adamant lieutenant is only a few hours behind, determined to liberate his country from the evils of the church.

On the verge of reaching a safer region, the whisky priest...



The Life of Graham Greene: Volume III: 1955-1991
Norman Sherry
0641684436

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The Quiet American
Graham Greene
0143039024
Sept 2004
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Review
"There has been no novel of any political scope about Vietnam since Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American." -- Harper's


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Book Description
Starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser, The Quiet American is already gaining incredible buzz -- including a Golden Globe nomination for Caine (Best Actor, Drama). This enchanting film is directed by Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence; The Bone Collector; Clear and Present Danger) and is adapted from one of Graham Greene’s best-loved novels. Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious “Third...


The Life of Graham Greene: Volume II: 1939-1955
Norman Sherry
0142004219
September 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This massive study of Greene "is riveting, going to the heart of Greene's darkly anguished worldview and the anxieties, guilts and demons that have driven him to create more than 30 novels, travel books and essay collections," lauded PW. Photos. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Library Journal
"The journeys Greene made, I made," boasts Sherry. Besides tracking chronic traveler Greene, Sherry utilizes Greene's journals and correspondence as well as interviews with his friends and his estranged wife, Vivien. The picture that emerges is one of an atheist who converted to Catholicism for passion's sake, a painfully sensitive youth who transformed himself into "one of the finest novelists of his...


Orient Express
Graham Greene
0142437913
Sept 2004
(Paperback) - Deluxe Ed.
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Complete Short Stories (Greene, Graham)
Graham Greene
0143039105
Feb 2005
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Book Description
Affairs, obsessions, ardors, fantasy, myth, legend and dream, fear, pity, and violence—this magnificent collection of stories illuminates all corners of the human experience. Previously published in two volumes—Collected Short Stories and The Last Word and Other Stories—these forty-nine stories reveal Graham Greene in a range of contrasting moods, sometimes cynical and witty, sometimes searching and philosophical. Each one confirms V. S. Pritchett’s statement that Greene is "a master of storytelling."

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 "Catholic" novels, including Brighton Rock,...


The End of the Affair
Graham Greene
0140291091
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Set in London during and just after World War II, Graham Greene's The End of the Affair is a pathos-laden examination of a three-way collision between love of self, love of another, and love of God. The affair in question involves Maurice Bendrix, a solipsistic novelist, and a dutifully married woman, Sarah Miles. The lovers meet at a party thrown by Sarah's dreary civil-servant husband, and proceed to liberate each other from boredom and routine unhappiness. Reflecting on the ebullient beginnings of their romance, Bendrix recalls: "There was never any question in those days of who wanted whom--we were together in desire." Indeed, the affair goes on unchecked for several years until, during an afternoon tryst, Bendrix goes downstairs to look for intruders in his basement and a bomb falls on the building. Sarah rushes...


The Comedians
Graham Greene
0143039199
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Amazon.com
One of Graham Greene's most chilling and prophetic novels, The Comedians is set in a Haiti ruled by Papa Doc and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Just as The Quiet American offered a preview of the coming horrors of American involvement in Vietnam, this novel presages the chaos in Haiti. Classic Graham Greene. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Roger Sharrock
Laughter is possible even in the dark night of Haiti...a vision that is at once comic and intensely serious...a major novel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Life of Graham Greene: Volume I: 1904-1939
Norman Sherry
0142004200
September 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This massive study of Greene "is riveting, going to the heart of Greene's darkly anguished worldview and the anxieties, guilts and demons that have driven him to create more than 30 novels, travel books and essay collections," lauded PW. Photos. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Library Journal
"The journeys Greene made, I made," boasts Sherry. Besides tracking chronic traveler Greene, Sherry utilizes Greene's journals and correspondence as well as interviews with his friends and his estranged wife, Vivien. The picture that emerges is one of an atheist who converted to Catholicism for passion's sake, a painfully sensitive youth who transformed himself into "one of the finest novelists of his...


The Life of Graham Greene
Norman Sherry
0143036130
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Twenty-seven years in the making, Norman Sherry’s magisterial biography of Graham Greene captures the life and character of one of the twentieth century’s most important literary figures. The final, eagerly anticipated volume follows Greene, still an agent for the British government, from pre-Revolutionary Cuba and the Belgian Congo to adulterous interludes in Capri and Antibes. Based on unparalleled access to letters, diaries, and Greene himself, this book gives us the writer at the height of his fame, in the company of such literary luminaries as T. S. Eliot, Evelyn Waugh, Ian Fleming, and Ernest Hemingway. With insight and eloquence, Sherry reveals Greene’s obsessions, feelings, and craft, bringing to a close what Margaret Atwood has called "the definitive biography."

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The Captain and the Enemy
Graham Greene
0143039296
Sept 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Exquisitely understated, moving and graced by humorous touches, Greene's new novel draws the reader into intriguing events related by narrator Victor Baxter. Now age 28, he tells of his 12th birthday when a stranger, "The Captain," takes him from school on an outing from which he never returns. The man says he won Victor from "the Devil, your father," and brings him to live in a drab London flat with Liza, who has lost a child. It's all right with the boy; his mother is dead and Baxter Sr. doesn't want him. He obeys the Captain's wishes to change his name to Jim and become Liza's son. Life with substitute parents is interrupted by the Captain's frequent absences on "jobs" that bring detectives to question the little family about money the Captain has sent them, but he remains free to pursue his suspicious...


Our Man in Havana
Graham Greene
0140184937
September 1991
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Review
?Comical, satirical, atmospherical.? ?Daily Telegraph

?Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature.? ?John Le Carré


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Description
Mr. Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of powercuts, becomes a spy to earn extra income.

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The Heart of the Matter (Penguin Classics Series)
Graham Greene
0142437999
October 2004
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Michael Kitchen's excellent voice comes to embody the gin and rain-sodden cheer that epitomized the late British Empire in the tropics. The novel's hero, Scobie, is a police official who has conflated duty with love and who doesn't get much pleasure out of either. We have the fevers, corruption, even a war, but because this is Graham Greene writing, the real damage below the water line is not done by the U-boat, but by our hero's own character. Kitchen does the Brits, the carping wife, the sorrowful mistress, locals honest and locals who lie like rugs. Everyone speaks politely, precisely, incessantly, and yet it seems not to matter at all. This road goes right to hell. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio...


A Gun for Sale
Graham Greene
014303930X
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Review
?Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature.? ?John Le Carré

Book Description
Raven is an ugly man dedicated to ugly deeds. His cold-blooded killing of a European Minister of War is an act of violence with chilling repercussions, not just for Raven himself but for the nation as a whole. The money he receives in payment for the murder is made up of stolen notes. When the first of these is traced, Raven is a man on the run. As he tracks down the agent who has been double-crossing him and attempts to elude the police, he becomes both hunter and hunted: an unwitting weapon of a strange kind of social justice.

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No Man's Land
Graham Greene
1843911094
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Simon Schama
"An impressively chosen list."

Book Description
Recently unearthed from a collection of papers, No Man's Land is a profoundly chilling tale of espionage, superstition, and betrayal, bearing all the hallmarks of Greene's most famous works. Presented here with The Stranger's Hand. Foreword by David Lodge.Arriving in the Harz Mountains, within striking distance of the Iron Curtain, "civilian" Brown appears to be enjoying a small vacation. Yet one night, he crosses into the Russian zone, claiming to be drawn to a site of Catholic pilgrimage. His cover is not quite convincing enough, however, and he finds himself arrested and interrogated. Refusing to confess the real reason behind his visit, he gains an unexpected ally, and the two of them embark upon a hazardous plan to...


Travels with My Aunt (Penguin Classics Series)
Graham Greene
0143039008
October 2004
Paperback
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Review
"Rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings...the tragic and comic ironies of love, loyalty and belief." - V.S. Pritchett, The Times

From the Back Cover
"Rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings...the tragic and comic ironies of love, loyalty and belief." - V.S. Pritchett, The Times


Journey without Maps
Graham Greene
0140185798
March 1992
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Review
?One of the best travel books this century.? ? Independent

?Journey Without Maps and The Lawless Roads reveal Greene?s ravening spiritual hunger, a desperate need to touch rock bottom both within the self and in the humanly created world.? ? Times Higher Education Supplement

Book Description
His mind crowded with vivid images of Africa, Graham Greene set off in 1935 to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar republic founded for released slaves. Now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, Journey Without Maps is the spellbinding record of Greene’s journey. Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast of Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he came to know one of the few areas of Africa untouched by colonization. Western ...


The Ministry of Fear
Graham Greene
0143039113
May 2005
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Time
A master thriller and a remarkable portrait of a twisted character.

Review
?Opening a new book by Graham Greene is like settling into a grand turismo car. Nothing will go wrong.? ?Sunday Times

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