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by Graham Greene


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The Heart of the Matter 3/5 Stamboul Train 3/5 A Burnt-out Case 5/5 The Third Man 4/5 The Quiet American 4/5 . God might be the main personage of this excellent work and that of all the others that I know by Greene.

The Heart of the Matter 3/5 Stamboul Train 3/5 A Burnt-out Case 5/5 The Third Man 4/5 The Quiet American 4/5 Loser Takes All 3/5 The Power & the Glory 3/5 (must admit I cannot recall reading this at all, so will reread one of these days). Apr 28, 2016 Realini rated it it was amazing. Although, on second thought, Our Man in Havana and Travels with My Aunt might not include Him at the center.

American 1956 Loser Takes All (novelette) 1957 The Potting Shed 1958 Our Man in Havana 1961 A Burnt-Out Case. Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

2016] 1943 The Ministry of Fear 1947 The End of the Party (short story) 1948 The Heart of the Matter 1950 The Third Man (novella) 1955 The Quiet American 1956 Loser Takes All (novelette) 1957 The Potting Shed 1958 Our Man in Havana 1961 A Burnt-Out Case. Track Random Acts of Kindness. Check out ButterflyCoins. org, another project from the BookCrossing team! Bookish Quotes.

As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of. .The End of the Affair. The Heart of the Matter.

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. Many of his novels and short stories have been filmed and The Third Man was written as a film treatment. Travels with my Aunt. Dr Fischer of Geneva or. The Bomb Party.

com Passion for books. Destination, rates & speeds. 3. The Heart of the Matter ; Orient Express ; A Burnt-out Case ; The Third Man ; The Quiet American ; Loser Takes All ; The Power and the Glory. Published by Heinemann/Octopus.

The Quiet American is a 1955 novel by English author Graham Greene. Narrated in the first person by journalist Thomas Fowler, the novel depicts the breakdown of French colonialism in Vietnam and early American involvement in the Vietnam War. A subplot concerns a love triangle between Fowler, an American CIA agent named Alden Pyle, and Phuong, a young Vietnamese woman.

The Heart of the Matter ; Orient Express ; A Burnt-out Case ; The Third Man ; The Quiet American ; Loser Takes . Known for his espionage thrillers set in exotic locales, Graham Greene is the writer who launched a thousand travel journalists.

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The heart of the matter ; Stamboul train ; A burnt-out case ; The thir. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. 1980, Book Club Associates. 1. The heart of the matter ; Stamboul train ; A burnt-out case ; The third man ; The quiet American ; Loser takes all ; The power and the glory. 1977, Heinemann/Octopus.

The ministry of fear. The power and the glory. MR. TENCH went out to look for his ether cylinder: out into the blazing Mexican sun and the bleaching dust.

The heart of the matter. May we borrow your husband? The ministry of fear. A few buzzards looked down from the roof with shabby indifference: he wasn't carrion yet. A faint feeling of rebellion stirred in Mr. Tench's heart, and he wrenched up a piece of the road with splintering finger-nails and tossed it feebly up at them.

Contents Cover About the Book About the Author Also by Graham Greene .

Contents Cover About the Book About the Author Also by Graham Greene Dedication Title Page Introduction Book One Part One Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Part Tw. Also by Graham Greene. The Confidential Agent. The Ministry of Fear. The Third Man.

The best are no surprise: The Power and the Glory, The Quiet American, A Burnt Out Case, The Human Factor . I loved Our Man in Havana and Travels With My Aunt and really liked The Quiet American, but Orient Express was disappointing.

The best are no surprise: The Power and the Glory, The Quiet American, A Burnt Out Case, The Human Factor, The Third Man, The End of the Affair, The Comedians, The Honorary Consul. So this one is fun but not outstanding. The plot is weak, the characters cardboard cut-outs, and the setting leads to the predictability of the story. It's an "entertainment" (Greene classified his books into novels and entertainments), but it wasn't that entertaining. It certainly wasn't as dryly humorous as his other works. It wasn't humorous at all, in my opinion.

The Heart of the Matter ; Orient Express ; A Burnt-out Case ; The Third Man ; The Quiet American ; Loser Takes All ; The Power and the Glory

Comments: (7)

Zeli
Graham Greene is widely regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. The Heart of the Matter is a wonderful example of the depth of his creativity and understanding of the human condition. A deeply religious man, in the truest sense of the word, the main character, Major Scobie, is caught between moral righteousness and religious doctrine; specifically that of the Catholic church. This carefully crafted tale was written more than half a century ago, well before much of the hypocrisy of the Church had been exposed. Actually, the priest in this isolated West African province , is one of the most morally innocent characters in the book. It is the dogma of the church itself and the impact on its victims that is exposed so beautifully and subtly.

The major, caught between his demanding wife and his young ward, is the true victim here. The church's regulations on thought and behavior, leaving nothing to the reason of the believer, is shown in all its emptiness. Major Scobie, the lifelong devout Catholic, is left with only the most hideous of choices in his quest for righteousness.

This carefully crafted novel sneaks up on the reader unless he or she is forewarned. The story could be situated anywhere, but in the barest of civilizations, wonderfully detailed by the author, it is especially poignant. It is certainly one of the most moving and essential pieces of fiction of the last century.
Jerdodov
Graham Greene's "The Heart of The Matter" is a poignant, exceptionally well written book that looks into the flawed, deeply religious beliefs, of a deputy Police Commissioner in the British Police force patrolling a West African colony during World War 2. The setting, like so many of Mr. Greene's novel, is exotic and the harsh climate of this African colony is a major and an enthralling character all itself.

The book is highly descriptive and the author weaves it wonderfully into the narrative. It lists at a little over 250 pages, but it is more like a 350 page book. I strongly recommend this book, but I warn that this is not a book to be rushed through. It is a deep and penetrating look at religion and colonization and it leaves the reader pondering many important issues that are as relevant today as the day this wonderful novel was published.
Liarienen
Other reviewers have said that his writing is"exquisite" and "transcendent," which is true; here is a sample: "Over the sanitary inspector's shoulder Scobie could see the enormous range of the night. The fireflies signalled to and fro along the edge of the hill and the lamp of a patrol boat moving on the bay could be distinguished only by its steadiness." This bit is completely unnecessary to the narrative -- just thrown in there as a some local color. But it's arresting and beautiful. Greene has been described as a "film man," and he does make you SEE things.
It has been said that "a fictional marrative should show and not tell," and Greene is brilliant in doing that. This is the first of his books that I've read, and I'm hooked. On the other hand, I found it difficult to believe in Scobie, his protagonist, who allows himself to be tormented by his nagging, neurotic, self-centered wife (as a high-level police officer, one would expect him to be tougher). Also, this is one of Greene's "Catholic" novels, and the last third of the book goes on at great length about Scobie's relationship with the Church and God. As a nonbeliever, I felt that Scobie would have been better served by a good therapist, were one available at his time and place..
Flas
The main character suffers from awful weather and isolation. His marriage is kaput. The writing is exquisite but you wonder how any Brits survive in their colonial outposts.
DarK-LiGht
A tremendous novel. Graham Greene is rapidly becoming my favourite novelist. His writing is transcendent. Mr. Greene paints masterful pictures, scenes, vignettes, in one's head. His scapes are better than anywhere else on planet Earth.
Ishnsius
Graham Greene was one of the twentieth century's finest English-language novelists. His writing has several key traits: a spare, lucid style; a flair for portraying the human heart in conflict with itself; a profound spirituality, drawn from his Catholic faith; a sly, ironic sense of humor, expressed with particular power in dramatizing people caught up in the absurdities and vanities of political and social upheaval; and a skillful use of his personal experience in the British intelligence service--expertise he deployed to create cunning and wildly entertaining storylines expressing eternal themes. He wrote two kinds of books: first, what he called "entertainments", basically spy thrillers such as "The Third Man"; and "novels", deeply profound explorations of the human soul in conflict with itself--including, in this collection, his masterpiece, "The Power and the Glory".
Kea
I enjoyed this novel much more than I thought I would. Excellent writing, and a quickly moving storyline that kept me interested and anticipating the final outcome. Glad that Graham Greene is now on my reading list, I’ll read more of his books. Good stuff.
A haunting, beautifully written tale, set in early 20th-century British colonial West Africa, on the nature of love, friendship, duty, truth, and loss.
The Heart of the Matter ; Orient Express ; A Burnt-out Case ; The Third Man ; The Quiet American ; Loser Takes All ; The Power and the Glory download epub
Author: Graham Greene
ISBN: 0905712013
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Heinemann/Octopus; First edition (1977)
Pages: 856 pages