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by Graham Greene

  • Author: Graham Greene
  • ISBN: 0434305618
  • ISBN13: 978-0434305612
  • ePub: 1629 kb | FB2: 1423 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: The Viking Press; Collected Ed edition (1972)
  • Pages: 574
  • Rating: 4.1/5
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Collected Stories ePub download

Graham Greene was born in 1904. Many of his novels and short stories have been filmed and The Third Man was written as a film treatment.

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Also by graham greene.

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Henry Graham Greene OM CH (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), better known by his pen name Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the leading English novelists of the 20th century

Henry Graham Greene OM CH (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), better known by his pen name Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the leading English novelists of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers (or "entertainments" as he termed them). He was shortlisted, in 1966 and 1967, for the Nobel Prize for Literature

Nineteen short stories were collected in a 1947 volume, which was reissued in 1954 with a few more, making twenty-one in al.

Nineteen short stories were collected in a 1947 volume, which was reissued in 1954 with a few more, making twenty-one in all. The Basement Room (1936). Philip Laine is seven. Greene travelled round Mexico from January to May 1938, a trip which resulted in the travel book, The Lawless Roads, and his first really ‘great’ novel, The Power and The Glory.

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Which brings us to the subject at hand: Graham Greene’s books. Graham Greene was born on October 2, 1904 and died on April 3, 1991, and in between he authored 24 novels, plus an assortment of short stories, poetry and two autobiographies

Which brings us to the subject at hand: Graham Greene’s books. Graham Greene was born on October 2, 1904 and died on April 3, 1991, and in between he authored 24 novels, plus an assortment of short stories, poetry and two autobiographies. Suffice to say he wrote quite a bit, and you could hardly go wrong with any of his titles. But choices can be daunting, so we’re helping you narrow down your to-read list with this selection of the best Graham Greene books! The Man Within.

Graham Greene English writer whose novels treat life’s moral ambiguities in the context of. .His Collected Essays appeared in 1969.

Graham Greene English writer whose novels treat life’s moral ambiguities in the context of contemporary political settings. Greene published several collections of short stories, among them Nineteen Stories (1947; revised as Twenty-one Stories, 1954). Among his plays are The Living Room (performed 1952) and The Potting Shed (1957). A Sort of Life (1971) is a memoir to 1931, to which Ways of Escape (1980) is a sequel. In J’accuse (1982) Greene denounced a family friend’s former husband and showed evidence of government corruption in the French city of Nice.

Collected short stories. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Known for his espionage thrillers set in exotic locales, Graham Greene is the writer who launched a thousand travel journalists. J'accuse: The Dark Side Of Nice. The Lost Childhood and Other Essays. Fragments of Autobiography.

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R. Royce looked oddly in the general direction of the couple seated at a nearby table in the restaurant when she suddenly exclaimed to her companion, "You're the man!" He couldn't help but wonder, "Did she mean 'the man in charge!' or 'the man the police are looking for!' " He felt certain she meant it as a compliment, in either case, dismissed the thought entirely from his mind, and continued eating his burger with relish and all the fixings, along with a side order of home-fries, gooey ketchup, and mild salsa while he reflected on the events of the day from the headlines of the local newspaper.
"You gotta watch out for him," she cautioned. "He'll turn on you when you least suspect it. Like a dangerous, cornered animal." she advised.
"What the hay?" thought Royce. "Where are the authorities when you need them?" Her boyfriend must be some kind of martial-arts, ultimate prize-fighter, or some such bonafide character from the World Wrestling Federation she's promoting. Royce slumped down in his chair and tried not to look too intimidating. He raised the sports page of the newspaper and hid behind it.
When they left, he followed them out of the building, trying to be as inconspicuous as is humanly possible. In the parking lot, he climbed into his late-model gray Ferrari and tailed the Hollywood star-struck couple, following at a reasonably discrete distance. Who knows where this little adventure would lead?
He located them in a road-side park with picnic tables beside a lake where some ducks were swimming. He sauntered over to their vehicle and did a tap-dance on the driver's side window with his index finger. Abigail rolled down the window. It was steamed and so was she. The Bruiser didn't react to the intrusion whatsoever. Little did he know, the interruption would probably cost him his career, but save his life in the end.
"Could I trouble you for a light?" Royce asked her. Reclining in his seat, the Bruiser was oblivious to the world. He was out cold. She was supposed to deliver him in time for the "Main Event" that evening.
"Do I know you from somewhere?" Abigail inquired, as she handed him a flashlight from the dashboard, smiling like a Cheshire cat. She climbed out of the automobile, walked over to Royce's and got in.
"He sleeps like a baby," Royce said, as they drove away, wealthier and wiser.
At some point in time in his early childhood, one might think, if he didn't know any better, his parents must have taken away all of his toys, confined him to a room with a minimum of bare necessities, and sent him to bed without his supper. Not exactly bright and cheerful, some of Graham Greene's "Collected Stories," published in 1973, can be that depressing and gloomy in places. The privations the author must have endured seem to have been reflected in his writing. To make matters worse, he projected an image of someone who has experienced more than his fair share of misery, terror, and phobias. His greatest fears concerned God and mortality. Apparently, he was gravely skeptical of religion in its many shapes and forms and might have appeared to be faithless and agnostic in crucial moments throughout most of his life, one might be led to believe. His view of the world and the future of mankind was largely pessimistic, clouded by doubt, frustration, and the utter futility of it all. True, he lived in highly uncertain times, having written about life in war-time England in the early twentieth century. He wrote realistically and convincingly, however. He didn't mince his words, and he didn't sugar-coat his perceptions. Life was harsh enough and the characters he described were not the toughest or the strongest people in the world. They were hardened by circumstances and their environment. But not many would be deemed to be heroic; or, survivors, either, for that matter. Actually, his characters tended to be weak, ordinary, and sort of flaky or quirky. They generally displayed multiple faults, flaws, and weaknesses to an excessive degree, which led them down the path toward self-destruction and their senseless demise. No exaggeration.
Yet, there is great substance to his stories, which has superlative redeeming qualities, which transcends the hum-drum mediocrity and lack of promise of the shadowy existence many must have experienced during the foggy gray, dreary era. He had a tendency to mock and poke fun at himself and the glaring limitations of others, I believe. For example, he certainly "let the cat out of the bag" in the story, "The Over-night Bag." And he elaborated and expounded on the theme, "what happens when the flame just won't go out?" in the story, "Mortmain." He told exactly what happens "when pigs fly" in the story "A Shocking Accident." He explained the necessity for "sunshine laws" as a requirement for "transparency in government" in the story, "The Root of All Evil."
Then, just when you would want to write him off as a crack-pot and the world's greatest cynic, he came up with a heart-wrenching, sentimental story about a "match made in heaven" in "Two Gentle People." He questioned his faith in the Almighty in "A Visit to Morin;" then, the power of prayer in "The Blessing;" and finally, the traditions associated with Christmas celebrations in "Dear Dr. Falkenheim."
Reverting back to the years of childhood, he described what happens when children are left unsupervised, unattended, and on their own recognizance for prolonged periods in "A Discovery in the Woods" and "The Destructors."
He revelled in the prospect of professionalism and careerism in "When Greek Meets Greek," "Men at Work," and "A Chance for Mr. Lever." He reminisced about unrequited love and lost youth in "The Blue Film" and "The Innocent."
But mostly, he scoffed at the various types of failures, losers, incompetents, and other persons with problematic personalities in several stories, most notably, "I Spy," "Cheap in August," "Dr. Crombie," "A Church Militant," "Dream of a Strange Land," "Special Duties," "Alas Poor Maling," "The Case for the Defense," "A Drive in the Country," "Jubilee," and "The End of the Party."
Lastly, he revealed how "crime just doesn't pay" in "Across the Bridge" and "The Basement Room." All in all, Graham Greene's collection of stories are as diverse a mixture as the grab-bag assortment of discounted merchandise one might have found at any nickel and dime store in America in the 1960's, maybe not the most glamorous products on the market, but they did include the basic sundry items you needed to keep around the household for those little emergencies which tend to occur almost on a daily basis now and again--like extra buttons, needles and thread, plenty of bandages, and penny candy comfort food; all to make you feel better again despite yourself.
Kit
Love how Graham writes. It's exciting and refreshing and beautiful and enjoyable to read a page, even when nothing happens! (Unlike when I write!) 4 stars for this collection as I have not enjoyed it as much as some of his novels. Four and a half.
Zuser
Graham Greene proves why he is the quintessential storyteller of his era. This collection of short stories encompass a wide range of characters set in situations that are totally believable and easy to put oneself into. If you are a lover of the genre, do yourself a favor... buy this book and get ready for a treat!
Ieslyaenn
Very entertaining short stories, some a little slower than others. Good twists and turns!
Agalas
Graham is my favorite author. Stories always hit home.
Bolv
Graham Greene is the best of The Destructors and writer of many stories. A fantastic read for the eclectic bookofile.
Browelali
marvelous reading, a real trasure for all ages. rather than sit in front of the t.v, choose one of the stories to read aloud to the family.
Greene can write! Thoroughly enjoyable.
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