The Life of Graham Greene: 3 Volume Set

By: Sherry, Norman.

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3 Volumes complete 1989-2004. Hardcovers in Fine condition, some very minor shelfwear to dustwrappers but otherwise in Near Fine condition. Uniform First editions, pp xxi, 783, xxi, 562, xxxiii, 906, b&w illustrations in each volume, notes, bibliography, index. Volume 1: One of the great novelist of his time, Graham Greene guarded his privacy, until he allowed Norman Sherry complete access to letters and diaries, and gave consent to this full and frank biography in three parts - the first taking Greene's life up to the beginning of the Second World War. Volume 2: The book encompasses the most creative phases of Greene's life, when he wrote not only some of his best novels but collaborated with Carol Reed on the films of THE FALLEN IDOL and THE THIRD MAN. Yet this was also the most tumultuous period, seeing Greene's passionate affair with a beautiful and complex American who was then married to a British peer, and the disintegration of his marriage to Vivien. Here, for the first time, is the full story of Greene's activities as a secret agent and the revealing correspondence that shuttled between his one-time boss Kim Philby in Moscow and Sherry in England. In the 1950s Greene was increasingly drawn to areas of conflict in the world - to Kenya, Malaya and to the last days of French Indo-China. But above all, Professor Sherry has succeeded in unlocking Greene's complex character and strange alchemic nature of his native genius. Volume 3: The third and final volume of a masterful biography of Graham Greene marks the centenary of the author's birth, following Greene, an agent for the British government, from prerevolutionary Cuba and the Belian Congo, through adulterous interludes, to his relationships with other literary luminaries, drawing on personal interviews, letters, and diaries to capture the complex world of Graham Greene. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED.

Title: The Life of Graham Greene: 3 Volume Set

Author Name: Sherry, Norman.

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1989

ISBN Number: 0224026542

ISBN Number 13: 9780224026543

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 005909