The Quest for Graham Greene by W. J. West

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With the relentless investigation of a detective, West has unearthed and pieced together new material regarding Graham Greene that sheds light onto the mysterious regions of Greene's personal, religious, financial, and international affairs. Based on information from private archives and personal letters, this book exposes the reasons behind Greene's sudden, self-imposed exile--and the true origins of his literary ambitions. 16 pages of photos .

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Published June 23, 1997 by Trafalgar Square. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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More often, though, West only dutifully brings to light peripheral players, such as James Hadley Chase, a thriller writer Greene edited while working in publishing after the war, and Ben Greene, a pacifist cousin who was a political internee during the Blitz, without making solid claims to their ...

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According to West, an English lawyer and financier named Tom Roe, along with actor George Sanders and the backing of Mafia people in Hollywood, concocted a fraudulent scheme that eventually embroiled not only Greene but also Charlie Chaplin and Noel Coward.

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Writer Graham Greene (Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, A Burnt-Out Case) was also a British spy, often traveling 40,000 miles a year for his undercover work.

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