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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409040323
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Collected Essays




In childhood all books of divination. . . and like the fortune teller who sees a long journey in the cards or death by water they influence the future'. So writes Graham Greene, describing his childhood love of reading and how it grew into a passion for writing. COLLECTED ESSAYS contains nearly eighty essays, reviews and occasional pieces composed between novels, plays and travel books over four prolific decades. From Henry James and Somerset Maugham to Ho Chi Minh and Kim Philby, the range of subjects is eclectic and stimulating, and the characters are brought vividly to life. 'A man should be judged by his enmities as well as his friendships', Greene wrote. In that sense COLLECTED ESSAYS is as revealing as autobiography and as characteristically rich in humour, insight and doubt.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409040323
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

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 Collected Essays

“One of the finest writers of any language”

Washington Post


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