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The Complaisant Lover
Graham Greene
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The Complaisant Lover

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A husband adjusts to his wife's lover. A light "entertainment."
Hardcover, 87 pages
Published November 1st 1961 by Viking Books (first published October 28th 1961)
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Greene's funny and indulgent version of the menage a trois. A forgotten comedy that should be revived. A huge hit in London, it only had a modest Bwy run, though Walter Kerr cheered. A dentist-husband learns that his wife (mother of 2) has a book-dealer lover. However, "When you're in love, you don't have secrets." The moral : we should all be good sports. Now let's uncork the champagne.
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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 Ca
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