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The End of the Affair epub

by Grahame Greene


The End of the Affair epub

ISBN: 043430560X

ISBN13: 978-0434305605

Author: Grahame Greene

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd.; Collected Ed edition (1974)

Pages: 224 pages

ePUB book: 1634 kb

FB2 book: 1883 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 178

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The End of the Affair (1951) is a novel by British author Graham Greene, as well as the title of two feature films (released in 1955 and 1999) that were adapted from the novel.

The End of the Affair (1951) is a novel by British author Graham Greene, as well as the title of two feature films (released in 1955 and 1999) that were adapted from the novel. Set in London during and just after the Second World War, the novel examines the obsessions, jealousy and discernments within the relationships between three central characters: writer Maurice Bendrix; Sarah Miles; and her husband, civil servant Henry Miles.

End of the Affair is my first Graham Greene book. Graham Greene pulls all this off brilliantly, with emotions toyed and pulled at; with life affirming sentences and quotes on just about every page. While I intend to read his other books, I noticed Greene has written on diverse subjects. He gave me some of the most beautiful and articulate writing I've ever witnessed. It’s hard to imagine how another book could affect my emotions, could hit me in the heart, the way this did.

Home Graham Greene The End of the Affair. Graham Greene was born in 1904. The end of the affair, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19. The end of the affair. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train.

Graham Greene (1904–1991) worked as a journalist and critic, and was later employed by the foreign office. I don't know how a novel can be better than Graham Greene's THE END OF THE AFFAIR. His many books include The Third Man, The Comedians and Travels with My Aunt. He is the subject of an acclaimed three-volume biography by Norman Sherry. Not only does every word counts, but the resolution is so powerful that much like Bendrix, the reader comes to an end of himself. The story starts with the remembering of a love affair gone wrong. Little by little, however, it becomes apparent that the real story is that of a love affair beginning.

Graham Greene’s masterful novel of love and betrayal in World War II London is undeniably a major work of art (The . Then, after Maurice miraculously survives a bombing, Sarah ends the affair-quickly, absolutely, and without explanation.

Graham Greene’s masterful novel of love and betrayal in World War II London is undeniably a major work of art (The New Yorker). Maurice Bendrix, a writer in Clapham during the Blitz, develops an acquaintance with Sarah Miles, the bored, beautiful wife of a dull civil servant named Henry. Maurice claims it’s to divine a character for his novel-in-progress. It’s only when Maurice crosses paths with Sarah’s husband that he discovers the fallout of their duplicity-and it’s more unexpected than Maurice, Henry, or Sarah herself could have imagined.

Graham Greene (1904-1991), whose long life nearly spanned the length of the twentieth century, was one of. .Pico Iyer, born in Oxford, England, and raised partly in California, is the author of several books about travel and culture, including The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul.

Graham Greene (1904-1991), whose long life nearly spanned the length of the twentieth century, was one of its greatest novelists. He began to attract notice as a novelist with his fourth book, Orient Express, in 1932. His memoir, The Man Within My Head chronicles a life of fascination with Grahame Greene. He now lives in suburban Japan.

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Henry Miles was holding a cocktail party-so Mr Parkis had reported, and the coast was clear. He handed the boy over to me, after twitching his clothes straight.

Henry Miles was holding a cocktail party-so Mr Parkis had reported, and the coast was clear. He handed the boy over to me, after twitching his clothes straight honour of his first stage appearance with a client, while I was wearing my worst. Some of the strawberry ice fell from his spoon and made a splash upon his suit. I sat in silence till the last drop was drained. Then I said, ‘Another?’. He said, ‘Vanilia,’ and added a long while after, ‘Please.

After recently finishing Mr. Greene's, "The Quiet American" and "Our Man in Havana" I have to admit that I was disappointed in "The End of the Affair." That is not to say, that there weren't parts of the book that I found engrossing and superbly written, but overall I found this novel to be quite tedious and, except for the minor characters, I found the main characters to be quite bothersome, egotistical, and not very likeable. They reminded me more of self-absorbed adolescents than of adults living in London through World War 11 and its aftermath.

Nevertheless, I plan on reading much more of Mr. Greene's works. My negative reaction to this book has in no way discouraged me from exploring all of this marvelous writer's work.
This is an excellent novel, and one that's even better as an audiobook. Colin Firth does an unbelievable job bringing this book to life. I was riveted through the entirety. This is a novel that will make you question the nature of love and religion, without giving you the answer.

I listened to this book while driving cross-country, which wasn't ideal for two reasons. First, the novel had me openly weeping at several points, which isn't great while driving for obvious reasons. Second, I was so riveted that everything else I should have been paying attention to while driving was a nuisance. While this certainly made the hours fly by, be safe! This is one audiobook that will demand your full attention. I absolutely recommend.
I like the intelligence and wittiness of the author,how well he tells the story, and how vividly he portrays the characters such that you feel as if you know them. The story is very layered and isnt a cheap read. Using the Kindle app helped me to immediately find definitions for unfamilar words or expressions.
Even though not a religious book, i was surprised at the spiritual and philosophical questions raised or implied. It challenged some of my opinions about faith and how we see God. Striking comment that stood out is that we make God in our own image, the irony of what Scriptures say.
The story has a very interesting and surpising end that invites discussion if one is in a book club.
I don't know how a novel can be better than Graham Greene's THE END OF THE AFFAIR. Not only does every word counts, but the resolution is so powerful that much like Bendrix, the reader comes to an end of himself. The story starts with the remembering of a love affair gone wrong. Little by little, however, it becomes apparent that the real story is that of a love affair beginning. Bendrix is Greene's mirror image, a novelist who doesn't want to believe but cannot escape God. Sarah is the great heroine of Greene's literary corpus, a fully developed enigma only explained in death. Henry is th e cuckolded husband who loves self and England more than anyone else. Parkis and son and Smythe start off as minor, but become the essential witnesses to the supernatural.

A pleasure to read from the first word to the last. This is one of the great novels of the 20th century.
Thank God for the Contemporary Lit professor who made us read "The End of the Affair." Since that first, blissful reading, I've reread this novel at least six times, and I always end up giving away my copy to a fellow reader. The story seems so simple: Bendrix, a self-absorbed bachelor writer, has an affair with Sarah, the wife of Bendrix's friend, Henry. The relationship sparks love inside of Bendrix, and reawakens passions in Sarah, until a bomb falls, leading Sarah to make a deal with God: if God lets Bendrix live, she'll give him up forever. After Bendrix's miraculous recovery, Sarah keeps her promise, even as she tries to disbelieve in God: if, after all, there is no God, then her deal doesn't count. The harder she seeks atheism, the stronger her faith becomes, even to the point where miracles appear to happen in her presence. The characters in this novel--and the myriad relationships between them--are seamlessly drawn. Also, Greene handles the combination of past and present tenses, plus excerpts from Sarah's diary, with a master's touch and clarity. Best of all, you can take "The End of the Affair" on any level you want, from a simple wartime romance to a complex spiritual fable, and it succeeds regardless. One of Greene's contemporaries is quoted on the jacket, calling "The End of the Affair," one of the best novels of our time "In this or any language." That author's name is William Faulkner. Heady praise for one of the Twentieth Century's best novels.
I can see how one could either love or hate this book...... which clearly is the subject matter here. I happen to love it for it’s complete honesty and reality of humanity. Because of this, it deeply touched me with the most human and real emotion.... love.