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  • Published: 1 December 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099478447
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

The End Of The Affair




'One of the most true and moving novels of my time, in anybody's language' William Faulkner

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MONICA ALI

The love affair between Maurice Bendrix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance meeting rekindles his love and jealousy two years later, Bendrix hires a private detective to follow Sarah, and slowly his love for her turns into an obsession.

  • Published: 1 December 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099478447
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

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 The End Of The Affair

Singularly beautiful and moving

Evelyn Waugh

One of the most true and moving novels of my time, in anybody's language

William Faulkner

In a class by himself...the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety

William Golding

Devastating study of the collision of different kinds of faith, betrayal and commitment

The Times

This novel had a great effect on my life... This is not a sentimental book, or one full of the kindness of God, in that both the man and the woman suffer the pain of loss and feel the heat of hell. This novel persuaded me to become a Catholic

Beryl Bainbridge, Guardian

Greene's novel of illicit love captures perfectly the atmosphere of rainy wartime London - try to read this in one sitting if you can

Express

I must have read Graham Greene's The End of the Affair 20 times

Clare Francis

A deliciously uncomfortable read for anyone who's allowed their heart to rule their head

Mariella Frostrup, Psychologies

Passionate, powerful and complex

Susannah York, Daily Express

One of our greatest authors - for experience of a whole century he was the man within

Independent

No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene

The Times

I must have read Graham Greene's The End of the Affair 20 times

Clare Francis

This novel had a great effect on my life... This is not a sentimental book, or one full of the kindness of God, in that both the man and the woman suffer the pain of loss and feel the heat of hell. This novel persuaded me to become a Catholic

Beryl Bainbridge, Guardian

Singularly beautiful and moving

Evelyn Waugh

One of the most true and moving novels of my time, in anybody's language

William Faulkner

In a class by himself...the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety

William Golding

Devastating study of the collision of different kinds of faith, betrayal and commitment

The Times

This novel had a great effect on my life... This is not a sentimental book, or one full of the kindness of God, in that both the man and the woman suffer the pain of loss and feel the heat of hell. This novel persuaded me to become a Catholic

Beryl Bainbridge, Guardian

Greene's novel of illicit love captures perfectly the atmosphere of rainy wartime London - try to read this in one sitting if you can

Express

I must have read Graham Greene's The End of the Affair 20 times

Clare Francis

A deliciously uncomfortable read for anyone who's allowed their heart to rule their head

Mariella Frostrup, Psychologies

Passionate, powerful and complex

Susannah York, Daily Express

One of our greatest authors - for experience of a whole century he was the man within

Independent

No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene

The Times

Greene’s classic wartime drama The End of the Affair is no less gripping for its simplicity…this unacceptable love, this devastating outcome.

Chris Pavone, Big Issue

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