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HENRY GRAHAM GREENE

1904 - 1991

Writing as: Graham Greene


According to the bio on Wikipedia: "Henry Graham Greene OM CH (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), professionally known as 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. Through 67 years of writings, which included over 25 novels, he explored the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world, often through a Catholic perspective.

Greene was born in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire into a large, influential family that included the owners of the Greene King Brewery. He boarded at Berkhamsted School in Hertfordshire, where his father taught and became headmaster. Unhappy at the school, he attempted suicide several times. He attended Balliol College, Oxford, to study history, where, while an undergraduate, he published his first work in 1925—a poorly received volume of poetry, Babbling April. After graduating, Greene worked first as a private tutor and then as a journalist—first on the Nottingham Journal and then as a sub-editor on The Times. He converted to Catholicism in 1926 after meeting his future wife, Vivien Dayrell-Browning. Later in life he took to calling himself a "Catholic agnostic". He published his first novel, The Man Within, in 1929; its favourable reception enabled him to work full-time as a novelist. He supplemented his novelist's income with freelance journalism, and book and film reviews."



Series Books
 
The Third Man The Third Man (1950)
 
Other The Man Within (1929)
  The Name of Action (1930)
  Rumour At Nightfall (1931)
  Stamboul Train aka The Orient Express (1932)
  It's a Battlefield (1934)
  England Made Me aka The Shipwrecked (1935)
  The Bear Fell Free (1935)
  A Gun for Sale aka This Gun For Hire (1936)
  Brighton Rock (1938)
  The Confidential Agent (1939)
  The Power and the Glory aka The Labyrinthine Ways (1940)
  The Ministry of Fear (1943)
  The Heart of the Matter (1948)
  •The End of the Affair (1951)
  Loser Takes All (1955)
  The Quiet American (1955)
  Our Man in Havana (1958)
  A Burnt-Out Case (1960)
  The Comedians (1966)
  Travels with My Aunt (1969)
  The Honorary Consul (1973)
  The Human Factor (1978)
  Doctor Fischer of Geneva (1980)
  Monsignor Quixote (1982)
  Getting to Know the General (1984)
  The Tenth Man (1985)
  The Captain and the Enemy (1988)