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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Man Within (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Name of Action (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rumour at Nightfall (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Orient Express / Stamboul Train (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's a Battlefield (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
England Made Me / The Shipwrecked (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gun for Sale / This Gun for Hire (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brighton Rock (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Confidential Agent (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power and the Glory / The Labyrinthine Ways (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ministry of Fear (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of the Matter (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Man (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Affair (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quiet American (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loser Takes All (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Our Man in Havana (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Burnt-Out Case (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Comedians (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triple Pursuit! (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honorary Consul (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Third Man (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Human Factor (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monsignor Quixote (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting to Know the General (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victorian Villainies (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tenth Man (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain and the Enemy (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Bear Fell Free (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Chance For Mr Lever (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sense of Reality (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Destructors (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complaisant Lover (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Garden (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Jowett (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
J'Accuse (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Man's Land (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Babbling April (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graham Greene's Nineteen Stories (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twenty-One Stories (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
May We Borrow Your Husband?&Other Comedies of the Sexual Life (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Stories (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Portable Graham Greene (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shades of Greene (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across the Bridge and Other Stories (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collected Plays (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Complete Short Stories (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Word and Other Stories (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Man and Other Stories (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Three Entertainments (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Living Room (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Potting Shed (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carving a Statue (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of A. J. Raffles (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Little Train (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Fire Engine (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Horse Bus (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Steamroller (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Fire Engine (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Journey Without Maps (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawless Roads / Another Mexico (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
British Dramatists (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Childhood and Other Essays (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Search of a Character: Two African Journals (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Essays (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sort of Life (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pleasure Dome: The Collected Film Criticism, 1935-40 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Rochester's Monkey: Being the Life of John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Why Do I Write? (With: Elizabeth Bowen,V.S. Pritchett) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ways of Escape (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reflections (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fragments of Autobiography (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yours etc.: Letters to the Press, 1945-89 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
A World of My Own: A Dream Diary (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Articles of Faith: The Collected Tablet Journalism of Graham Greene (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Anthologies

San Francisco Stories (By: John Miller) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Los Angeles Stories (By: John Miller) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question (With: William Shakespeare,Virginia Woolf,Ambrose Bierce,Leo Tolstoy,Langston Hughes,Emily Dickinson,John Donne,Plato,Jorge Luis Borges,Gustave Flaubert,Robert Coles,Walker Percy,Albert Camus,Cynthia Ozick,William Styron,Dorothy Parker,Sylvia Plath,Primo Levi,Phillip Lopate,John Miller,Genevieve Anderson,Alfred Alvarez,Howard Kushner,Émile Durkheim) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Orleans Stories (By: John Miller,Genevieve Anderson) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicago Stories (By: Stuart Dybek,John Miller) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southwest Stories (By: D.H. Lawrence,Alison Moore,Barry Gifford,Sandra Cisneros,Larry McMurtry,Sam Shepard,Leslie Marmon Silko,C.G. Jung,John Miller,Georgia O'Keefe) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florida Stories (By: Dave Barry,Elmore Leonard,Ernest Hemingway,John D. MacDonald,Damon Runyon,Isaac Bashevis Singer,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Stephen Crane,Zora Neale Hurston,Elizabeth Bishop,Tennessee Williams,Alison Lurie,Wallace Stevens,John Sayles,John James Audubon,Joy Williams,Joan Didion,John Miller,KirstenMiller,William Bartram) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lust: Lascivious Love Stories and Passionate Poems (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaska Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
San Francisco Thrillers (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cape Cod Stories (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
OOB: Anthology series. The author will have written at least one story in this series.

Publication Order of Vintage Voyages Books

Travels with My Aunt (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Patagonia (By: Bruce Chatwin) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rings of Saturn (By: W.G. Sebald) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of the Silk Road (By: Colin Thubron) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (By: Xiaolu Guo) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood River (By: Tim Butcher) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Interview Books

Learning to Live Finally (By: Jacques Derrida) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Roberto Bolaño) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Vonnegut (By: Kurt Vonnegut) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jorge Luis Borges (By: Jorge Luis Borges) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Hannah Arendt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations (By: James Baldwin,Quincy Troupe) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview (By: Ray Bradbury,Sam Weller) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabriel García Márquez (By: Gabriel García Márquez) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Reed (By: Lou Reed) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ernest Hemingway (By: Ernest Hemingway) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nora Ephron: The Last Interview (By: Nora Ephron) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philip K. Dick (By: Philip K. Dick) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
J. D. Salinger (By: J.D. Salinger) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oliver Sacks (By: Oliver Sacks) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Jacobs (By: Jane Jacobs) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
David Bowie (By: David Bowie) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Martin Luther King Jr.) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Hitchens (By: Christopher Hitchens) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter S. Thompson (By: Hunter S. Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kathy Acker: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Kathy Acker) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julia Child: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Julia Child) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Ursula K. Le Guin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billie Holiday: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Billie Holiday,Khanya Mtshali) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graham Greene: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toni Morrison: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Toni Morrison) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Frida Kahlo) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shirley Chisholm: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Barbara Lee,Shirley Chisholm) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fred Rogers: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Fred Rogers) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Johnny Cash: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Johnny Cash) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Lewis: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janet Malcolm: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Cobain: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
bell hooks: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: bell hooks) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Spy's Bedside Book(1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Contemporary British Short Stories I(1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old School(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child's Ploy(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friendship(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Spirit(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime Never Pays(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape to Mexico: An Anthology of Great Writers(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
London Stories(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Graham Greene was a critically acclaimed English author of the literary fiction and thriller genres of novels. He was regarded as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Author Greene had gained a lot of popularity along with literary acclaim, which helped him to acquire the reputation of as a noteworthy author very early in his career. He used to write both the entertaining thriller novels as well as serious Catholic books with great ease. In the year 1967, he was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize for his dedicated work in the field of literature. During the course of the 67 years of his writing career, author Greene penned down a total of 25 books, all of which explored the grave political and moral issues of the world. All these elements were depicted in his novels in the form of a Catholic perspective. Greene was strongly considered to be a novelist of Roman Catholic style of writing rather than being just a Catholic. But, most of his books were based on the religious themes of Catholic origin. The 4 major Catholic novels written by him are regarded as the gold standard of the Catholic theme. A few of his other successful books show that author Greene had an avid interest in the intrigues and the workings of the international espionage and politics. Greene was born on October 2, 1904 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England; and died on April 3, 1991 in Vevey, Switzerland. His family was a large and influential one at that time, and were the owners of the ‘Greene King Brewery’. He studied at the Berkhamsted School, where his father used to work as a teacher and headmaster.

Author Greene had no interest in studying and used to remain quite unhappy all the time. He had even attempted to commit suicide on a few occasions. After his schooling, author Greene joined the Balliol College in Oxford for studying history. He published his debut work in the year 1925, while still being an undergraduate. After the completion of his graduation, he started working as a private tutor and later switched to journalism. He first joined the Nottingham Journal and then became a sub editor at The Times. Greene decided to convert to Catholism after meeting his would be wife Viven Dayrell Browning in the year 1926. Author Greene went on to publish his first book called ‘The Man Within’ in the year 1929. The positive response of the book enabled him to start working as a full time novelist. The income that he used to get by selling his book, he used to use a major part of them for freelance journalism as well as film reviews. Author Greene was once sued by the producers at Fox for one of his film reviews based on the sexuality of a child star. Due to this, he had to live in exile in Mexico till the trial did not get over. While living there, he got the idea of a story that later went on to become one of his masterpieces, titled ‘The Power and the Glory’. Author Greene had a prolonged history of depression that had a major effect on his personal life as well as in his writings. During the last years of his life, author Greene used to live in the same town as Charlie Chaplin and used to visit him very often. Later, the two had become very good friends. He succumbed to leukemia in the year 1991 at the age of 86 and his dead body was cremated in the Corseux cemetery. Just before his death, author Greene was awarded with the Order of Merit of Britain. The family of author Greene comprised of his wife Vivien and a couple of children named Lucy Caroline and Francis. It was believed that he was involved in a few sexual encounters and affairs while he was still married. Due to this, he was estranged with his children and wife, and considered his books to be his children.

One of the earliest books written by author Graham Greene in his writing career was titled as ‘The Quiet American’. This book was released by the Penguin Classics in the year 1955. The main plot of the book is set in Vietnam and depicts the characters of Thomas Fowler, Phuong, Alden Pyle, and Vigot in the lead roles. The story narrated in this novel turns out to be a classic exploration of innocence, morality, and love. At the start of the book, Alden Pyle is described as a man who had better motives behind all the troubles caused by him. He is a brash and young idealist who is sent to Saigon on a mysterious mission by Washington. He is ordered to help the French Army, who were struggling against the Vietnamese guerrillas. But, all the policies that Alden Pyle makes with good intentions turn into bloodshed, after which Fowler is forced to come to his rescue. He is introduced in the novel as a cynical and seasoned British reporter, who could not stand safely on the sides as an observer. However, the motives of Fowler for intervening get suspected by the police as Pyle goes on to steal his beautiful mistress from Vietnam. The novel had opened to great reviews and appreciations all over the world. This helped author Greene to receive great acclaim for his work. The book went on to be adapted into a movie on two occasions. Overall, the novel remains a present and terrifying portrait of innocence.

Another book written by author Green early in his career was titled as ‘The End of Affair’. It was published by the Vintage Classics in the year 1951. The setting of this book is done in London, England, United Kingdom and includes the main characters in the form of Henry Miles, Maurice Bendrix, and Sarah Miles. According to author Greene, the plot of this novel appears more of a story of hate than of love. At the opening scene of the book, Maurice Bendrix is shown as having the same belief. He finds the hate to be a strange one that compels him to set a retrospective account of the adulterous affair that he had with a married woman named Sarah Miles. When Sarah dies suddenly, Maurice Bendrix becomes very much sad. After one year passes by, he begins to exorcise his passion’s persistence by trying to retrace the course from an obsessive love to that of love-hate. In the beginning, Maurice believes that he hates both Sarah and her husband named Henry Miles. But, as he continues to delve into the emotional outlook of himself, his hatred turns towards the God, who he believes has brought his life to a downfall. However, Maurice Bendrix goes on to realize the existence of the God in the end.

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