Graham Greene





Graham Greene


Born
in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, The United Kingdom
October 02, 1904

Died
April 03, 1991

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Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenplay writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity.

Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a “Catholic novelist” rather than as a “novelist who happened to be Catholic,” Catholic religious themes are at the root of much of his writing, especially the four major Catholic novels: Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair, and The Power and the Glory. Works such as The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana and The Human Factor also show an avid interest in the workings of international politic
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The Quiet American

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3.95 avg rating — 31,952 ratings — published 1955 — 126 editions
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The End of the Affair

3.96 avg rating — 31,349 ratings — published 1951 — 87 editions
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The Power and the Glory

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3.99 avg rating — 21,866 ratings — published 1940 — 59 editions
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The Heart of the Matter

3.98 avg rating — 20,159 ratings — published 1948 — 88 editions
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Our Man in Havana

3.94 avg rating — 17,079 ratings — published 1958 — 111 editions
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Brighton Rock

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3.72 avg rating — 15,338 ratings — published 1938 — 90 editions
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The Third Man

3.84 avg rating — 8,516 ratings — published 1950 — 111 editions
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Travels With My Aunt

3.84 avg rating — 7,426 ratings — published 1969 — 88 editions
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The Human Factor

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3.91 avg rating — 5,763 ratings — published 1978 — 68 editions
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The Comedians

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3.96 avg rating — 5,110 ratings — published 1966 — 57 editions
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More books by Graham Greene…
“Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.”
Graham Greene

“The sense of unhappiness is so much easier to convey than that of happiness. In misery we seem aware of our own existence, even though it may be in the form of a monstrous egotism: this pain of mine is individual, this nerve that winces belongs to me and to no other. But happiness annihilates us: we lose our identity.”
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

“Like some wines our love could neither mature nor travel.”
Graham Greene, The Comedians

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November 2015 New School Classics Group Read

1988, Matilda by Roald Dahl, 240 pages
 
  27 votes, 17.8%

1982, Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  26 votes, 17.1%

1997, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, 434 pages
 
  17 votes, 11.2%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
 
  15 votes, 9.9%

1988, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, 197 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.6%

1987, Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.2%

1932, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.3%

1989, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 288 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.6%

 
  7 votes, 4.6%

 
  5 votes, 3.3%

1932, The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth, 352 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.6%

 
  4 votes, 2.6%

1949, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, 342 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.0%

1928, Quicksand by Nella Larsen, 192 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1939, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, 243 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.3%

1931, The Road Back by Erich Maria Remarque, 352 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1997, Out by Natsuo Kirino, 400 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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