Greene, Graham: The Third Man

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The Third Man Author: Graham Greene Biography: Henry Graham Greene was born on 2 October 1904 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England and was one of six children. At the age of eight he attended the Berkhamsted school. In 1922 he 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 1929 his first novel The Man Within was published, so he became a freelance writer in 1930. 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 that never substantiated. In 1950 The Third Man was published which was written as a film treatment. So the book became famous after the movie had been released in 1949 and Greene states: The Third Man was never to be read but only to be seen. In 1975 he separated from his wife and on 3 April 1991 he died in Vevey, Switzerland. Characters: Rollo Martins alias Buck Dexter: He is the main person. An English author of cheap westerns. Harry Lime: He is an old friend of Martins from his school time Colonel Calloway: He is an English police officer and the narrator of the story Anna Schmidt: She is an actress and Harry s (ex)girl-friend. She is Hungarian but plays the Austrian role. Dr. Winkler: He is Harry s doctor and was at the ...

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