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Graham Greene

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Graham Greene

Date: 2005-02-17
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

Date: 2013-08-06
Graham Greene was born in 1904. On coming down from Balliol College, Oxford, he worked for four years as sub-editor on The Times. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train. In 1935 he made a journey across Liberia, described in Journey Without Maps, and on his return was appointed film critic of the Spectator. In 1926 he had been received into the Roman Catholic Church and visited Mexico in 1938 to report on the religious persecution there. As a result he wrote The Lawless Roads and, later, his famous novel The Power and the Glory. Brighton Rock was published in 1938 and in 1940 he became literary editor of the Spectator. The next year he undertook work for the Foreign Office and was stationed in Sierra Leone from 1941 to 1943. This later produced the novel The Heart of the Matter, set in West Africa.

As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography - A Sort of Life, Ways of Escape and A World of My Own (published posthumously) - two of biography and four books for children. He also contributed hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews, some of which appear in the collections Reflections and Mornings in the Dark. Many of his novels and short stories have been filmed and The Third Man was written as a film treatment. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.


Books by Graham Greene

Books: 36
The Comedians

The Comedians

by Graham Greene

A striking depiction of Haiti on the brink of chaos, delivered with Greene’s characteristic ...

The Tenth Man

The Tenth Man

by Graham Greene

Graham Greene's 'lost' novel, reissued with a beautiful new jacket.

Monsignor Quixote

Monsignor Quixote

by Graham Greene

'A deliciously funny novel and an affectionate offering to all that is noblest and ...

The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

by Graham Greene

'Graham Greene has wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal ...

Our Man In Havana: An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

Our Man In Havana: An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

by Graham Greene

'No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public ...

The End Of The Affair

The End Of The Affair

by Graham Greene

A designer Vintage Classics edition, published in association with the Victoria and ...

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

by Graham Greene

The film tie-in edition of Brighton Rock - now a major film starring Helen Mirren ...

The Quiet American

The Quiet American

by Graham Greene

'A great writer who spoke brilliantly to a whole generation. Prophet-like' Alec ...

Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt

by Graham Greene

A witty, inventive read with anyone for a passion for travel.

England Made Me

England Made Me

by Graham Greene

A powerful and unusual love story set in a world that has lost the comfort of national ...

Books: 36