Twenty-one Stories by Graham GreeneTwenty-one Stories by Graham Greene

Twenty-one Stories

byGraham Greene

Paperback | June 1, 1993

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In 'The Basement Room' a small boy witnesses an event that blights his whole life. Like the other stories in this book (written between 1929 and 1954), it hinges on the themes that dominate Graham Greene's novels—fear, pity and violence, pursuit, betrayal and man's restless search for salvation. Some of the stories are comic—poor Mr Maling's stomach mysteriously broadcasts all sorts of sounds; others are wryly sad—a youthful indiscretion catches up with Mr Carter in 'The Blue Film'. They can be deeply shocking: in 'The Destructors' a gang of children systematically destroys a man's house. Yet others are hauntingly tragic—a strange relationship between twins that reaches its climax at a children's party. Whatever the mood, each one is a compelling entertainment and unmistakably the work of one of the finest storytellers of the century.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Graham Greene (1904-1991), whose long life nearly spanned the length of the twentieth century, was one of its greatest novelists. Educated at Berkhamsted School and Balliol College, Oxford, he started his career as a sub-editor of The Times of London. He began to attract notice as a novelist with his fourth book, Orient Express, in 193...
Title:Twenty-one StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.8 × 5.2 × 0.44 inPublished:June 1, 1993Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Some of them are comic, some of them are tragic and some of them are seemingly too intense to hold down. No matter what the case, Graham Greene's Twenty-One Stories is a panoramic collection that captures the essence of the 20th century's narrative guru. Using his keen sense of the dramatic and his innate eye for dialogue, Greene runs the emotional range. Filled with the themes that dominated his novels - fear, pity, violence, pursuit, betrayal and man's never-ending search for salvation - these stories bespeak the power of one of this century's greatest writers.