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Read online The End of the Affair.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The End of the Affair i A story has no beginning or end arbitrarily one chooses a moment of experience from which to look ahead i .

This is a record of hate far more than of love writes Maurice Bendrix in the opening passages of The End of the Affair and it is a strange hate indeed that compels him to set down the retrospective account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles .

Now a year after Sarah s death Bendrix seeks to exorcise the persistence of his passion by retracing its course from obsessive love to love hate At first he believes he hates Sarah and her husband Henry Yet as he delves further into his emotional outlook Bendrix s hatred shifts to the God he feels has broken his life but whose existence at last comes to recognize by Graham Greene, Monica Ali

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The End of the Affair
Title:The End of the Affair
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Number of Pages:160
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How does i good i spoil and how can i bad i be redeemed In his penetrating novel i The Power and the Glory i Graham Greene explores corruption and atonement through a priest and the people he encounters In the s one Mexican state has outlawed the Church naming it a source of greed and debauchery The priests have been rounded up and shot by firing squad save one the whisky priest On the run and in a blur of alcohol and fear this outlaw meets a dentist a banana farmer and a village woman he knew six years earlier For a while he is accompanied by a toothless man whom he refers to as his Judas and does his best to ditch Always an adamant lieutenant is only a few hours behind determined to liberate his country from the evils of the church p On the verge of reaching a safer region the whisky priest is repeatedly held back by his vocation even though he no longer feels fit to perform his rites When he was gone it would be as if God in all this space between the sea and the mountains ceased to exist Wasn t it his duty to stay even if they despised him even if they were murdered for his sake even if they were corrupted by his example p p As his sins and dangers increase the broken priest comes to confront the nature of piety and love Still when he is granted a reprieve he feels himself sliding into the old arrogance slipping it on like the black gloves he used to wear Greene has drawn this man and all he encounters vividly and viscerally He may have said i The Power and the Glory i was written to a thesis but this brilliant theological thriller has far more mysteries and troubling ideals than certainties i Joannie Kervran Stangeland i p, Scobie is a highly principled officer in a war torn West African state When he is passed over for promotion he is forced to borrow money to send his despairing wife away on a holiday br br In her absence he falls hopelessly in love with Helen a young widow and his life is transformed by the experience With a duty to repay his debts and an inability to distinguish between love pity and responsibilty to others and to God Scobie moves inexorably to his final damnation br br The terrifying description of a man s awe of the Church and the ability to portray human motive and to convey such a depth of suffering make i The Heart of the Matter i one of Graham Greene s most enduring tragic novels, i I met Aunt Augusta for the first time at my mother s funeral i br br Described by Graham Greene as the only book I have written just for the fun of it b i Travels with My Aunt i b is the story of Hanry Pulling a retired and complacent bank manager who meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time at what he supposes to be his mother s funeral She soon persuades Henry to abandon his dull suburban existence to travel i her i way winding through Brighton Paris Istanbul and Paraguay Through Aunt Augusta one of Greene s greatest comic creations Henry joins a shiftless twilight society mixes with hippies war criminals and CIA men smokes pot and breaks all currency regulations br br Originally published in b i Travels with My Aunt i b offers intoxicating entertainment yet also confronts some of the most perplexing human dilemmas b This Penguin Deluxe Edition features an introduction by Gloria Emerson br b br, A leak is traced to a small sub section of SIS sparking off the inevitable security checks tensions and suspicions The sort of atmosphere where mistakes could be made For Maurice Castle it is the end of the line anyway and time for him to retire with his African wife Sarah br br The Human Factor is Greene s most extensive attempt to incorporate into fiction what he had learned of espionage when recruited by MI during World War II What it offers is a veteran excursion into Greene s imaginative world Sometimes seen as a brooding prober into the dark recesses of the soul where sins and scruples alike fester he is equally at home in sending a narrative careering along at break neck pace Raising the demarcation line between serious fiction and fast plotted entertainment Greene ensures that components of both jostle energizingly together in his pages from the Introduction by Peter Kemp