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  • Published: 10 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473580664
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $24.99

A Sort Of Life




The first volume of Graham Greene's notoriously misleading, mischievous , but nonetheless fascinating autobiography.

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Graham Greene's 'long journey through time' began in 1904, when he was born into a tribe of Greenes based in Berkhamstead at the public school where his father was headmaster. In A Sort of Life Greene recalls schooldays and Oxford, adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis and Russian roulette, his marriage and conversion to Catholicism, and how he rashly resigned from The Times when his first novel, The Man Within was published in 1929. A Sort of Life reveals, brilliantly and compellingly, a life lived and an art obsessed by 'the dangerous edge of things'.

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  • Published: 10 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473580664
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

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Praise for A Sort Of Life

A great writer who spoke brilliantly to a whole generation

Alec Guinness

The setting of his life is beautifully observed and conveyed. I have never admired his writing more - the masterly skill and economy; the excitement he manages to pump, not just into the narrative, but into the very sentences, which throb and glow themselves

Observer

A subversive hero, self-consciously seeking out (in Browning's words) 'the dangerous edge of things,' who lived everywhere and nowhere, a man whom few people ever knew... Greene was a restless traveler, a committed writer, a terrible husband, an appalling father and an admitted manic-depressive

New York Times

This is the work of a remarkable man determined to show he is not particularly remarkable...his fame is secure

Daily Telegraph

Greene wrote some of the most commanding English novels of the twentieth century and some of the slickest commercial thrillers

Newsday

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