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Graham Greene (1) [1904–1991]

This page covers the author of The Quiet American.

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Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children. Preferring to stay home and read rather than endure the teasing at school that was a by-product of his father's occupation, Greene attempted suicide several times and eventually dropped out of school at the age of 15. His parents sent him to an analyst in London who recommended he try writing as therapy. He completed his first novel by the time he graduated from college in 1925. Greene wrote both entertainments and serious novels. Catholicism was a recurring theme in his work, notable examples being The Power and the Glory (1940) and The End of the Affair (1951). Popular suspense novels include: The Heart of the Matter, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American. Greene was also a world traveler and he used his experiences as the basis for many books. One popular example, Journey Without Maps (1936), was based on a trip through the jungles of Liberia. Greene also wrote and adapted screenplays, including that of the 1949 film, The Third Man, which starred Orson Welles. He died in Vevey, Switzerland in 1991. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Quiet American (Author) 7,303 copies, 165 reviews
The Power and the Glory (Author) 7,010 copies, 111 reviews
The End of the Affair 5,950 copies, 159 reviews
Our Man in Havana (Author) 4,824 copies, 118 reviews
Brighton Rock 4,776 copies, 105 reviews
The Heart of the Matter 4,638 copies, 78 reviews
Travels with My Aunt 3,402 copies, 57 reviews
The Human Factor 2,933 copies, 35 reviews
The Comedians 2,453 copies, 40 reviews
The Honorary Consul 1,954 copies, 26 reviews
The Third Man (Author) 1,910 copies, 59 reviews
A Burnt-Out Case 1,703 copies, 22 reviews
Stamboul Train 1,635 copies, 41 reviews
Monsignor Quixote 1,490 copies, 23 reviews
The Ministry of Fear 1,470 copies, 23 reviews
The Tenth Man 1,215 copies, 24 reviews
A Gun for Sale 1,047 copies, 20 reviews
The Confidential Agent 1,036 copies, 15 reviews
The Third Man and The Fallen Idol (Author) 1,034 copies, 28 reviews
England Made Me 782 copies, 10 reviews
The Captain and the Enemy 755 copies, 12 reviews
Journey Without Maps 684 copies, 13 reviews
A Sort of Life 598 copies, 6 reviews
Twenty-One Stories 578 copies, 8 reviews
Ways of Escape 552 copies, 6 reviews
May We Borrow Your Husband? (Author) 531 copies, 5 reviews
The Man Within 513 copies, 11 reviews
Complete Short Stories 412 copies, 2 reviews
It's a Battlefield 408 copies, 4 reviews
The Lawless Roads 407 copies, 6 reviews
Loser Takes All 398 copies, 9 reviews
Collected Short Stories 358 copies, 3 reviews
Getting to Know the General 338 copies, 5 reviews
The Spy's Bedside Book 323 copies, 1 review
The Portable Graham Greene 244 copies, 4 reviews
Collected Essays 231 copies, 2 reviews
Under the Garden 220 copies, 6 reviews
A Sense of Reality 219 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Word and Other Stories 205 copies, 6 reviews
Three Entertainments 142 copies, 3 reviews
The Third Man (Screenplay) 119 copies, 2 reviews
No Man's Land 102 copies, 4 reviews
A World of My Own 99 copies, 1 review
Victorian Villainies (Editor) 88 copies, 2 reviews
Reflections 82 copies, 1 review
The little train 71 copies, 1 review
The Destructors 48 copies, 2 reviews
The Little Horse Bus 45 copies, 2 reviews
Our Man in Havana [1959 film] 44 copies, 1 review
The Heritage of British Literature (Contributor, some editions) 43 copies
J'Accuse (Author) 42 copies
The End of the Party 39 copies, 7 reviews
The Little Steamroller 39 copies, 1 review
Great Modern Short Novels 38 copies, 1 review
The Living Room 37 copies, 1 review
The Return of A.J. Raffles 33 copies, 2 reviews
Collected Plays 30 copies
Triple Pursuit! 26 copies
La defensa 15 copies
Alle verhalen 15 copies
Three Plays 13 copies
Stories from six authors (Contributor) 10 copies, 1 review
Nouvelles 7 copies
Spirit Rider 7 copies
Romanzi 6 copies
Erzählungen 4 copies
Regények 4 copies
Essais 3 copies
Cinco novelas 3 copies
Beauty 2 copies
Obras 1 2 copies
Obras 2 copies
NARRATIVA COMPLETA (6) 1 copy, 1 review
Monsignor Quixote [radio play] (Original author) 1 copy
Eleven 1 copy
Mortmain 1 copy
Yes and No 1 copy
Une partie de campagne 1 copy, 1 review
The Best of Saki (Editor, some editions) 519 copies, 9 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Contributor) 458 copies, 8 reviews
The Penguin Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 387 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (Contributor) 383 copies, 1 review
My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy (Foreword, some editions) 310 copies, 10 reviews
The Green Child (Introduction, some editions) 310 copies, 5 reviews
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (Contributor) 303 copies, 2 reviews
The Third Man [1949 film] (Screenwriter) 285 copies, 4 reviews
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (Contributor) 276 copies
Bad Trips (Contributor) 222 copies, 6 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 168 copies, 3 reviews
The Book of Spies. An Anthology of Literary Espionage (Contributor) 159 copies, 5 reviews
Miss Silver's Past (Preface, some editions) 143 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (Contributor) 132 copies, 1 review
Short Stories from the Strand (Contributor) 126 copies, 1 review
The Oxford Book of Villains (Contributor) 126 copies
Strange Tales From the Strand (Contributor) 102 copies, 2 reviews
Granta 17: While Waiting for a War (Contributor) 70 copies
Great Spy Stories From Fiction (Contributor, some editions) 69 copies
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (Contributor) 66 copies, 2 reviews
The End of the Affair [1999 film] (Original novel) 60 copies
The Quiet American [2002 film] (Original story) 58 copies, 1 review
Strangeness (Contributor) 49 copies
The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus (Contributor) 49 copies
The Mists from Beyond (Contributor) 45 copies
The edge of the chair; [anthology] (Contributor) 40 copies, 1 review
To Catch a Spy: An Anthology of Favourite Spy Stories (Contributor, some editions; Contributor) 40 copies
Ministry of Fear [1944 film] (Original book) 39 copies, 1 review
The Lucifer Society (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
Brighton Rock [1947 film] 34 copies, 1 review
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
London Tales of Terror (Contributor) 25 copies
Went the Day Well? [1942 film] (Short story) 21 copies, 2 reviews
The Fallen Idol [1948 film] (Short story; Screenwriter) 20 copies, 1 review
The Best Horror Stories (Contributor) 19 copies
The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (Contributor) 17 copies
A bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle (Foreword) 15 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin New Writing No. 30 (Contributor) 13 copies
All verdens fortellere (some editions) 13 copies, 1 review
Master of the MacAbre (Contributor) 12 copies
31 Stories (Contributor) 12 copies, 2 reviews
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (Contributor) 11 copies
The Quiet American [1958 film] (Original story) 9 copies
Griezelverhalen 2 (Contributor) 8 copies
Classic Crime Short Stories (Contributor) 8 copies
The Haunted and the Haunters (Contributor) 7 copies
African sketchbook (Preface) 7 copies
Travels with My Aunt [1972 film] (Original book) 5 copies
This Gun for Hire [1991 TV movie] (Original novel) 2 copies
Wrongteous (Contributor) 2 copies
Mexico reisverhalen (Contributor) 2 copies
Missing From Their Homes (Contributor) 1 copy
Eight European Artists (Introduction) 1 copy

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