The Man Within

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Penguin, 1994 - 224 pages
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Graham Greene's novel tells the story of Andrews, a young man who has betrayed his fellow smugglers and fears their vengeance. Fleeing from them, with no hope of pity or salvation, he takes refuge in the house of a young woman, also alone in the world. She persuades him to give evidence against his accomplices in court, but neither she nor Andrews is aware that to both criminals and authority, treachery is as great a crime as smuggling.
 

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User Review  - jeffome - LibraryThing

St. Barts 2013 #2 - A different book, for sure, slow going in the beginning, yet one that slowly sucked me in allowing me to devour most of it in one afternoon. A unique study of cowardice and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - PhileasHannay - LibraryThing

I read this, Greene's first published novel, because I intend to read all or most of Greene's work, and when I think I'll particularly enjoy an author I try to read their work more or less in order ... Read full review

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Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
7
PART ONE
9
PART TWO
89
PART THREE
179
10
181
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About the author (1994)

Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children. Preferring to stay home and read rather than endure the teasing at school that was a by-product of his father's occupation, Greene attempted suicide several times and eventually dropped out of school at the age of 15. His parents sent him to an analyst in London who recommended he try writing as therapy. He completed his first novel by the time he graduated from college in 1925. Greene wrote both entertainments and serious novels. Catholicism was a recurring theme in his work, notable examples being The Power and the Glory (1940) and The End of the Affair (1951). Popular suspense novels include: The Heart of the Matter, Our Man in Havana and The Quiet American. Greene was also a world traveler and he used his experiences as the basis for many books. One popular example, Journey Without Maps (1936), was based on a trip through the jungles of Liberia. Greene also wrote and adapted screenplays, including that of the 1949 film, The Third Man, which starred Orson Welles. He died in Vevey, Switzerland in 1991.

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