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The heart of the matter

Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. : Open Road Media, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From first page to last ... an engrossing novel" of betrayal and espionage on a colonial outpost during World War II (The New York Times). In a British colony in West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious and righteous man of modest means enlisted with securing borders. But when he's passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise. Already oppressed by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Greene
ISBN: 9781504052528 1504052528
OCLC Number: 1030993545
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Graham Green.

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"From first page to last ... an engrossing novel" of betrayal and espionage on a colonial outpost during World War II (The New York Times). In a British colony in West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious and righteous man of modest means enlisted with securing borders. But when he's passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise. Already oppressed by the appalling climate, frustrated in a loveless marriage, and belittled by the wives of more privileged officers, Louise wants out. Feeling responsible for her unhappiness, Henry decides against his better judgment to accept a loan from a black marketeer to secure Louise's passage. It's just a single indiscretion, yet for Henry it precipitates a rapid fall from grace as one moral compromise after another leads him into a web of blackmail, adultery, and murder. And for a devout man like Henry, there may be nothing left but damnation. Drawn from Graham Greene's own experiences as a British intelligence officer in Sierra Leone, The Heart of the Matter is "a powerful, deep-striking novel ... of a spirit lost in the darkness of the flesh" (New York Herald Tribune).

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