Collected Stories (Including May We Borrow Your Husband?, a Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories)

Greene, Graham

£75.00

From Greene’s introduction: “The following three stories in this collection are published in book form for the the first time: The Blessing, Church Militant, Dear Dr Falkenheim.” “Looking over these stories now which stretch in time from 1929 to the eve of the 1970’s I am struck by an odd fact – humour enters very late and very unexpectedly. The only three stories I wrote during the war were humorous ones – there again the short story was an escape, an escape from the blitz and the nightly deaths. So perhaps the stories which make up the collection ‘May We Borrow Your Husband?’, all written during what should be the last decade of my life, are an escape in humour from the thought of death – this time of certain death. Writing is a form of therapy; sometime I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in the human situation.”

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Publisher
Bodley Head / William Heinemann
Publisher City
London
Year
1972
Edition
1st thus
Format
h/b
Author
Greene, Graham
SKU
IYC131860
Categories
Condition
Fine, 1st thus (in the Collected Edition of Greene's works), with unclipped d/j (v.g., a little bumping on top edge); green cloth boards, gilt spine titling bright; text block firm, pages crisp and unmarked.
Size
12mo (190 x 130 / 7⅜" x 5")
Page Count
562
ISBN
0370014715