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Description - The Man Within by Graham Greene

Graham Greene's first novel to be published represented for the author 'one sentimental gesture towards his won past, the period of ambition and hope'. It 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. Greene began writing The Man Within at the age of twenty-one. A remarkable achievement, it is also a foretaste of the more mature novels where religion struggles against cynicism and the individual battles against the indifferent forces of a hostile world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099286158
ISBN-10: 0099286157
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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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