Graham Greene





Graham Greene

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

died
April 03, 1991

gender
male

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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...more


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The Quiet American
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 21,738 ratings — published 1955 — 100 editions
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The End of the Affair
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 20,414 ratings — published 1951 — 71 editions
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The Power and the Glory
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 14,758 ratings — published 1940 — 95 editions
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The Heart of the Matter
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 14,602 ratings — published 1948 — 74 editions
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Our Man in Havana
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 11,117 ratings — published 1958 — 80 editions
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Brighton Rock
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 10,480 ratings — published 1938 — 71 editions
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The Third Man
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 5,630 ratings — published 1948 — 81 editions
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Travels With My Aunt
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,232 ratings — published 1969 — 71 editions
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The Human Factor
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 4,037 ratings — published 1978 — 55 editions
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The Comedians
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 3,584 ratings — published 1965 — 46 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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