The first volume of Graham Greene's notoriously misleading, mischievous , but nonetheless fascinating autobiography.
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.
"A great writer who spoke brilliantly to a whole generation" --
"The setting of his life is beautifully observed and conveyed. I have never admired his writing more - the masterly skill and economy; the excitement he manages to pump, not just into the narrative, but into the very sentences, which throb and glow themselves" * Observer *
"A subversive hero, self-consciously seeking out (in Browning's words) 'the dangerous edge of things,' who lived everywhere and nowhere, a man whom few people ever knew... Greene was a restless traveler, a committed writer, a terrible husband, an appalling father and an admitted manic-depressive" * New York Times *
"This is the work of a remarkable man determined to show he is not particularly remarkable...his fame is secure" * Daily Telegraph *
"Greene wrote some of the most commanding English novels of the twentieth century and some of the slickest commercial thrillers" * Newsday *