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The Resource The heart of the matter, Graham Greene ; introduction by James Wood

The heart of the matter, Graham Greene ; introduction by James Wood

Label
The heart of the matter
Title
The heart of the matter
Statement of responsibility
Graham Greene ; introduction by James Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Graham Greene's masterpiece The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity. When Scobie falls in love with the young widow Helen, he finds vital passion again yielding to pity, integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor?a vortex leading directly to murder. As Scobie's world crumbles, his personal crisis makes for a novel that is suspenseful, fascinating, and, finally, tragic. Originally published in 1948, The Heart of the Matter is the unforgettable portrait of one man, flawed yet heroic, destroyed and redeemed by a terrible conflict of passion and faith."--Publisher's website
Member of
Summary
Scobie, a police officer serving in a war-time West African state, is distrusted, being scrupulously honest and immune to bribery. But then he falls in love, and in doing so he is forced to betray everything he believes in, with drastic and tragic consequences
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 1948.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031029
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1904-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Graham
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colonial administrators
  • British
  • Married people
  • Africa, West
  • Catholics
  • Adultery
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart of the matter, Graham Greene ; introduction by James Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Graham Greene centennial 1904-2004"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xvii-xviii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56890366
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Deluxe ed.
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780142437995
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2004275122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56890366
Label
The heart of the matter, Graham Greene ; introduction by James Wood
Publication
Note
"Graham Greene centennial 1904-2004"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xvii-xviii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56890366
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Deluxe ed.
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780142437995
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2004275122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)56890366

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