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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3.96 avg rating — 37,666 ratings — published 1955 — 151 editions
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The End of the Affair

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3.96 avg rating — 38,627 ratings — published 1951 — 104 editions
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The Power and the Glory

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3.99 avg rating — 25,333 ratings — published 1940 — 148 editions
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The Heart of the Matter

3.99 avg rating — 22,481 ratings — published 1948 — 111 editions
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Our Man in Havana

3.94 avg rating — 20,620 ratings — published 1958 — 129 editions
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Brighton Rock

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3.72 avg rating — 17,934 ratings — published 1938 — 104 editions
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The Third Man

3.83 avg rating — 9,931 ratings — published 1950 — 47 editions
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Travels With My Aunt

3.84 avg rating — 8,606 ratings — published 1969 — 105 editions
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The Human Factor

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3.92 avg rating — 6,640 ratings — published 1978 — 79 editions
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The Comedians

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3.97 avg rating — 5,890 ratings — published 1966 — 74 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

“You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
Graham Greene, The Third Man

“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

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