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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The End of the Affair

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3.93 avg rating — 49,638 ratings — published 1951 — 126 editions
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The Quiet American

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3.96 avg rating — 48,017 ratings — published 1955 — 186 editions
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The Power and the Glory

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3.99 avg rating — 31,336 ratings — published 1940 — 176 editions
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The Heart of the Matter

3.98 avg rating — 25,341 ratings — published 1948 — 137 editions
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Brighton Rock

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3.66 avg rating — 27,747 ratings — published 1938 — 151 editions
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Our Man in Havana

3.94 avg rating — 26,195 ratings — published 1958 — 158 editions
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The Third Man

3.82 avg rating — 11,770 ratings — published 1935 — 143 editions
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Travels with My Aunt

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3.82 avg rating — 10,612 ratings — published 1969 — 119 editions
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The Human Factor

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3.91 avg rating — 7,632 ratings — published 1978 — 94 editions
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The Comedians

3.97 avg rating — 7,083 ratings — published 1966 — 90 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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