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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
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author Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.
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display_description In this widely acclaimed modern classic, Graham Greene delves deep into character to tell the dramatic, suspenseful story of a good man's conflict between passion and faith. A police commissioner in a British-governed, war-torn West African state, Scobie is bound by the strictest integrity and sense of duty both for his colonial responsibilities and for his wife, whom he deeply pities but no longer loves. Passed over for a promotion, he is forced to borrow money in order to send his despairing wife away on a holiday. When in her absence he develops a passion for a young widow, the scrupulously honest Catholic finds himself giving way to deceit and dishonor. Enmeshed in love and intrigue, he will betray everything he believes in, with tragic consequences. The Heart of the Matter is one of Graham Greene's most enduring and tragic novels.
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publishDate 1999, 2004, 2011
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subject_facet Adultery -- Fiction, Africa -- Fiction, Africa, West -- Fiction, British -- Africa -- Fiction, Catholics -- Fiction, Christian fiction, Colonial administrators -- Fiction, Great Britain -- Colonies -- Atlantic Coast (Africa) -- Fiction, Marriage -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Religious fiction
title_display The heart of the matter
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] Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.
title_short The heart of the matter
topic_facet Adultery, British, Catholics, Colonial administrators, Colonies, Marriage, Married people, Psychological fiction, Religious fiction