The Heart of the Matter (Essential Penguin Paperback)

The Heart of the Matter (Essential Penguin Paperback)

by Graham Greene (Author)


One of Greene's greatest achievements - his anguished story of personal and moral confusion. Scobie - a police officer in a West African colony - is a good man. People are wary of him, though - disturbed by his scrupulous honesty in a war-torn state where no-one is immune to bribery. But when he falls in love, Scobie is forced into a betrayal of everything that he has ever believed in, with shattering results, and his struggle to maintain the happiness of two women destroys him.


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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Penguin
Published: 03 Sep 1998

ISBN 10: 0140278753
ISBN 13: 9780140278750

Author Bio
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He found success with his fourth novel, STAMBOUL TRAIN. He worked as a sub-editor at the Times, in the 20s, and was film critic and literary editor of the Spectator, and worked in Sierra Leone for the Foreign Office, where he based THE HEART OF THE MATTER. As well as many novels, he also wrote collections of short stories, travel books, and plays. When he died, in 1991, Kinglsley Amis said 'Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'