Greene, Graham: The Third Man

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The third man by Graham Greene A classic tale of friendship and betrayal The author: Henry Graham Greene was born on 2.10.1904 in Berkhamsted, England, and was one of six children. At the age of eight he attended the Berkhamsted school, where his father Charles was the head teacher. As a teenager he was under so immense pressure, that he got psychological problems and suffered a nervous breakdown. In 1922 Greene was enrolled on the Balliol College, Oxford and in 1926, after graduation, he started to work for the London Times as sub-editor and for the Nottingham Journal as journalist, where he met his later wife Vivien Dayrell-Browning. In February 1926, before marring his wife, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church, which influenced him and his writings (moral, religious, social themes). In 1929 Greene s first novel The Man Within was published, so he became a freelance writer in 1930, but his popularity wasn t sealed before Stamboul Train was published in 1932. In 1935 he became the house film critic for The Spectator . In 1938 Greene published Brighton Rock and visited Mexico to report on the religious persecution there, as a result he wrote The Lawless Roads and The Power and the Glory . In 1940 he was promoted to literary editor for The Spectator . In 1941 - World War Two - he began to spy voluntarily for the British Foreign Office in Sierra Leone, western Africa and resigned in 1943, because of being accused of collusion and traitorous activities. In 1950 THE ...

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