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Graham Greene


Born
in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
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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Average rating: 3.87 · 348,060 ratings · 26,254 reviews · 364 distinct worksSimilar authors
The End of the Affair

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3.90 avg rating — 59,274 ratings — published 1951 — 156 editions
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The Quiet American

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3.96 avg rating — 57,025 ratings — published 1955 — 3 editions
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The Power and the Glory

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3.97 avg rating — 36,630 ratings — published 1940 — 197 editions
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Our Man in Havana

3.95 avg rating — 31,230 ratings — published 1958 — 173 editions
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Brighton Rock

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3.69 avg rating — 29,962 ratings — published 1938 — 35 editions
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The Heart of the Matter

3.97 avg rating — 27,341 ratings — published 1948 — 152 editions
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The Third Man

3.81 avg rating — 13,395 ratings — published 1949 — 160 editions
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Travels with My Aunt

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3.81 avg rating — 12,940 ratings — published 1969 — 125 editions
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The Human Factor

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3.91 avg rating — 8,732 ratings — published 1978 — 108 editions
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The Comedians

3.99 avg rating — 8,250 ratings — published 1966 — 100 editions
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“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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