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Originally published in 1948 and widely acclaimed a modern classic, The Heart of the Matter tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. His name is Scobie, and he is a man bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity. When he falls in love with Helen, a childlike widow of nineteen, and finds vital passion yielding again to pity, and integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor, the crisis makes for a novel that is suspenseful, always fascinating, and finally tragic. At its center is the unforgettable portrait of one man, flawed and yet heroic, destroyed and redeemed by a terrible conflict of passion and faith.
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Grouping Title heart of the matter
Grouping Author greene graham
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-29 04:20:48AM
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display_description In a British colony in West Africa, Henry Scobie is a pious and righteous man of modest means enlisted with securing borders. But when he's passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise. Already oppressed by the appalling climate, frustrated in a loveless marriage, and belittled by the wives of more privileged officers, Louise wants out. Feeling responsible for her unhappiness, Henry decides against his better judgment to accept a loan from a black marketeer to secure Louise's passage. It's just a single indiscretion, yet for Henry it precipitates a rapid fall from grace as one moral compromise after another leads him into a web of blackmail, adultery, and murder. And for a devout man like Henry, there may be nothing left but damnation.
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subject_facet Adultery -- Fiction, Africa -- Fiction, Africa, West -- Fiction, British -- Africa -- Fiction, Catholics -- Fiction, Christian fiction, Colonial administrators -- Fiction, Electronic books, Great Britain -- Colonies -- Atlantic Coast (Africa) -- Fiction, Marriage -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Religious fiction
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title_full The heart of the matter / Graham Greene, The heart of the matter / Graham Greene ; introduction by James Wood, The heart of the matter [electronic resource] / Graham Green, The heart of the matter [electronic resource] Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.
title_short The heart of the matter
topic_facet Adultery, British, Catholics, Christian fiction, Colonial administrators, Colonies, Electronic books, Marriage, Married people, Psychological fiction, Religious fiction