Search Results: "Graham Greene"


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THE MINISTRY OF FEAR by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 1943

"Ingenious intrigue, handled with fastidious finish."
Less bizarre than Brighton Rock or Thy Labyrinthine Ways, this is a return to the straight mystery novel which in Greene's hands is always something more. Read full book review >

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THE CAPTAIN AND THE ENEMY by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

"Expert and fluent prose flawlessly evokes a world of British eccentricity and international political madness."
This truly odd and strangely affecting love story by the modern master begins as a quirky narrative of life in the English demimonde and ends pure Greene—a tale of modern espionage, marked by unclear alliances and shadowy double-dealing. Read full book review >

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BRIGHTON ROCK by Graham Greene
Released: June 10, 1938

"Plus sale in the mystery section."
A blend of horror, adventure, mystery and morbid realism for this weird, sometimes original story of murders at Brighton Rock, the London Coney Island. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN FACTOR by Graham Greene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1978

"What remains is a story as apparently plain as Greene's perfect prose—an open-hearted, tight-lipped pavane of conscience and sentiment that can be watched and enjoyed for all the wrong, and all the right, reasons."
A man in love walks through the world like an anarchist, carrying a time bomb." Read full book review >

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THREE BY GRAHAM GREENE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1952

"The Ministry of Fear."
Three "entertainments" as Graham Greene defines his earlier thrillers, will introduce a new Greene to many who have "discovered" him with his serious psychological novels and his critical writing. Read full book review >

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THE CONFIDENTIAL AGENT by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1939

"Greene does a superior job, and the growing horror as hero becomes hemmed in by entangling net of intrigue is exciting."
Though this is straight international-adventure stuff, Greene lifts it from worn ruts by cutting out glamorous trappings and substituting a loyal, conscientious agent who gets pushed around just once too often and turns on the pack. Read full book review >

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A SENSE OF REALITY by Graham Greene
Released: June 21, 1963

"These serious overtones qualify the collection as more than light entertainment, which it also is, although it may ultimately prove to be only peripheral as a part of this writer's permanent collection."
Three short stories, and one which is actually a novella, are affiliated by their concern with the intangible and illusory and they sometimes cross over into less finite areas where reality is blurred by fantasy, memory and myth. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER MEXICO by Graham Greene
Released: June 5, 1939

"Particular market — the Catholics who want food for their wrath."
A Catholic tours Mexico and finds little to his liking, and plenty to condemn. Read full book review >

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A BURNT-OUT CASE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1960

"Strong publisher backing and the author's name assure initial attention."
Almost all of Greene's serious works have been framed within the context of Catholicism, and while intimations of grace and disgrace hover over his new book here, there is no sterner conflict-no deadlock between the flesh and the faith. Read full book review >

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LOSER TAKES ALL by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1955

"A pleasant diversion- and at this price- anybody can play."
Based on a shooting script (as was The Fallen Idol a few years ago) this is one of the works Greene has tagged as "entertainments". Read full book review >

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THE QUIET AMERICAN by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1956

"It should assure a wider audience than Robert Shaplen's A Forest of Tigers (Knopf) which deals with this theme and this part of the world."
........ is a disquieting examination of a central, contemporary issue, and substitutes political conscience for the spiritual concern of Greene's recent vela but the battleground is still a highly personal terrain- and an individual is the chief casualty. Read full book review >

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MONSIGNOR QUIXOTE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1982

The theological shade of Greene—in a wispy, undramatic, but charming modern-day fable, loosely paralleling the Cervantes classic. Read full book review >