Complete Short Stories

Complete Short Stories

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Penguin Putnam
The complete stories of a 20th century master of fiction

Affairs, obsessions, ardors, fantasy, myth, legends, dreams, fear, pity, and violence—this magnificent collection of stories illuminates all corners of the human experience. Including four previously uncollected stories, this new complete edition reveals Graham Greene in a range of contrasting moods, sometimes cynical and witty, sometimes searching and philosophical. Each of these forty-nine stories confirms V. S. Pritchett’s declaration that Greene is “a master of storytelling.” This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Pico Iyer.

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.

Random House, Inc.
Affairs, obsessions, ardors, fantasy, myth, legends, dreams, fear, pity, and violence—this magnificent collection of stories illuminates all corners of the human experience. Including four previously uncollected stories, this new complete edition reveals Graham Greene in a range of contrasting moods, sometimes cynical and witty, sometimes searching and philosophical. Each of these forty-nine stories confirms V. S. Pritchett’s declaration that Greene is “a master of storytelling.”

This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Pico Iyer.

Baker & Taylor
A definitive compilation of short fiction by the critically acclaimed author of The Quiet American and The Third Man features forty-nine stories that capture all facets of the human experience and includes works originally published in two volumes--Collected Short Stories and The Last Word and Other Stories. Original.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005
Description: xx, [2], 594, [8] p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780143039105
0143039105
Branch Call Number: Gree
Additional Contributors: Iyer, Pico
Greene, Graham 1904-1991

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Liber_vermis
Apr 10, 2017

I found many of these short stories rather bleak and dark. An example is "Dear Dr. Falkenheim", set in Calgary, Alberta, where the secularization of Christmas is denounced because of its traumatic impact on a boy. Knowing from the Wikipedia entry that Greene was an on-again, off-again Catholic convert, a serial philanderer, and a victim of manic depression, may explain the cheerless creative impulse behind these stories.

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Apr 10, 2017

"Affairs, obsessions, ardors, fantasy, myth, legend and dream, fear, pity, and violence - this magnificent collection of stories illustrates all corners of the human experience. Including four previously uncollected stories, this new complete edition reveals Graham Greene in a range of contrasting moods, sometimes cynical and witty, sometimes searching and philosophical...". [publisher's note]

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