Centenary edition with a new introduction by Monica Ali.
The love affair between Maurice Bendix 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, Bendix hires a private detective to follow Sarah, and slowly his love for her turns into an obsession.
“Devastating study of the collision of different kinds of faith, betrayal and commitment”
“Greene's novel of illicit love captures perfectly the atmosphere of rainy wartime London - try to read this in one sitting if you can.”
“In a class by himself-the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety”
“I must have read Graham Greene's The End of the Affair 20 times”
“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
“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