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The Resource The End of the Affair, Graham Greene, (electronic resource)

The End of the Affair, Graham Greene, (electronic resource)

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The End of the Affair
Title
The End of the Affair
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Graham Greene
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Language
eng
Summary
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. That's the first deception. What he really wants is Sarah, and what Sarah needs is a man with passion. So begins a series of reckless trysts doomed by Maurice's increasing romantic demands and Sarah's tortured sense of guilt. Then, after Maurice miraculously survives a bombing, Sarah ends the affair—quickly, absolutely, and without explanation. 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. Adapted for film in both 1956 and 1999, Greene's novel of all that inspires love—and all that poisons it—is "singularly moving and beautiful" (Evelyn Waugh)
Summary
The love affair between Maurice Bendix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance meeting rekindles his love and jealousy two years later, Bendix hires a private detective to follow Sarah, and slowly his love for her turns into an obsession.
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031028
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HCO
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1904-1991
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Greene, Graham
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
Target audience
adult
Label
The End of the Affair, Graham Greene, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781504052474
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43472ebb-066d-410d-803f-074ee19d42a6
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read
Label
The End of the Affair, Graham Greene, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504052474
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
43472ebb-066d-410d-803f-074ee19d42a6
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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