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Altings hjerte fortæller en historie om krig, spionage, kærlighed, utroskab, bedrag, diamantsmugling og moralske dilemmaer. I romanens kerne – i plottet, i dens psykologiske dybde – ligger to moralske spørgsmål; Er det muligt at gøre andre lykkelige? Er selvmord nogen gange det rette valg?Henry Scobie arbejder som politibetjent i en lille udpost af det britiske kolonialstyre i Sierra Leone under Anden verdenskrig, og fungerer som romanens enigmatiske omdrejningspunkt. Scobie forsøger at gøre sin poesi-elskende og dybt ulykkelige hustru, Louise, glad. Varmen, den øde beliggenhed og det at hun ingen venner har i den lille landsby er ved at drive hende til vanvid, og da Scobie ikke får en ventet forfremmelse, føler hun sig ydmyget, og hendes ubehag bringes til en febervarm krise. Scobie går med til at betale for rejsen, så Louise kan komme til Sydafrika, men for at skaffe pengene må han låne dem fra en lokal handelsmand og diamantsmugler; hans tidligere pletfrie ry er pludselig blevet korrumperet, og når først byens mørke kræfter har fat i person, så giver de nødigt slip.
Discover Graham Green's prescient political masterpiece'The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American' Ian McEwanInto the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUXThree men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt 'Papa Doc' and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. And, to begin with, they are men afraid of love, afraid of pain, afraid of fear itself...
Graham Greene proves a wonderful storyteller in this hilarious tale of the eccentricity of families and the pomposity of the middle class.Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over fifty years at what he supposes to be his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon Southwood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel her way, Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay. Through Aunt Augusta, a veteran of Europe's hotel bedrooms, Henry joins a shiftless, twilight society: mixing with hippies, war criminals, CIA men; smoking pot, breaking all the currency regulations and eventually coming alive after a dull suburban life. In Travels with my Aunt Graham Greene not only gives us intoxicating entertainment but also confronts us with some of the most perplexing of human dilemmas.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JAMES WOODScobie, a police officer serving in a war-time West African state, is distrusted, being scrupulously honest and immune to bribery. But then he falls in love, and in doing so he is forced to betray everything he believes in, with drastic and tragic consequences.
Discover Graham Greene's blackly comic and timely espionage thriller, set amid the vice and squalor of pre-revolutionary Havana. 'British Intelligence being sent up something rotten' Daily Telegraph Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts.
Believing he can escape retribution, Pinkie is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to uncover him. Few, if any, can match the originality of Brighton Rock, and of Pinkie - one of fiction's most unnerving and compelling villains.
Arthur Rowe's mind is hamstrung by guilt - a Graham Greene speciality - and he stands aside from the war until he happens to guess both the true and the false weight of the cake at a charity fete. From that moment he is the quarry of malign and shadowy forces from which he tries to escape with a mind that is out of focus.
Graham Greene's powerful novel of good, evil and adolescent rebellion.
For Arthur Rowe the charity fete was a trip back to childhood, to innocence, a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz, to forget twenty years of his past and a murder.
Few novelists have taken films as seriously, or been involved in so many aspects of the film business, as Graham Greene. His experience included producing, performing, script-writing and adaptation. This book presents some of Greene's best film criticism with a mass of related material: film articles, interviews, lectures, radio talks, and more.
A leak is traced to a small sub-section of the secret service, sparking off the inevitable security checks, tensions and suspicions. For Maurice Castle, it is the end of the line anyway, and time for him to retire to live peacefully with his wife and child. But no-one escapes so easily from the lonely, isolated, neurotic world of the SIS
Early one morning the little train wakes up in his home town, Little Snoreing, and decides to go on an adventure. First published by The Bodley Head in 1974, this new edition brings the classic little train back to life for a whole new generation.
During a vicious persecution of the clergy in Mexico, a worldly priest, the 'whisky priest', is on the run. With the police closing in, his routes of escape are being shut off, his chances getting fewer. But compassion and humanity force him along the road to his destiny, reluctant to abandon those who need him, and those he cares for.
Henry Miles suspects that his wife Sarah is having an affair, and asks his friend Maurice to contact a private investigator on his behalf. However, Maurice was once Sarah's lover and wants to know if she was unfaithful to him too. This adaptation unravels Maurice's story in a series of flashbacks.
UPDATED AND EDITED WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY JUDITH ADAMSONWhether reporting from the London cinema, Cotswolds villages, second-hand bookshops, war zones or political trouble spots, Graham Greene's novelistic gifts for detail, drama and compassionate curiosity provide unique and resonant insights into his life and times.
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY IAN RANKIN'In a class by himself...the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety' William GoldingIn a small continental country civil war is raging.
A young boy, Victor, is collected from school by a stranger in a bowler hat - the stranger says he has won Victor in a game of backgammon with Victor's father. The stranger, known as the Captain, takes Victor to live with the sweet but withdrawn Lisa, where he serves as her conduit to the outside world.
Contains two African notebooks Congo Journal, which records Graham Greene's travels in 1959, and his stay at the Yonda leper colony in the jungle which inspired the story for "A Burnt-Out Case" and Convoy to West Africa that describes Greene's voyage in a cargo boat during the Second World War, from Liverpool to Freetown, Sierra Leone.
'In August 1981 my bag was packed for my fifth visit to Panama when the news came to me over the telephone of the death of General Omar Torrijos Herrera, my friend and host.