The Heart of the Matter

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Scobie is an officer in a war-torn West African state. When he is passed over for a promotion, he borrows money to send his wife away on holiday. In her absence, he falls in love with Helen, a young widow, and his life is transformed. With an inability to distinguish between love, pity and responsibility, Scobie moves towards his final damnation...

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"The most ingenious, inventive and exciting of our novelists, rich in exactly etched and moving portraits of real human beings" (V. S. Pritchett The Times)

"Greene was a master of characterisation and this book is no exception" ( Independent on Sunday)

"In a class by himself - the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety" (William Golding Independent)

"A superb storyteller with a gift for provoking controversy" ( New York Times)

"Greene had the sharpest eyes for trouble, the finest nose for human weaknesses, and was pitilessly honest in his observations... For experience of a whole century he was the man within" (Norman Sherry Independent)

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CENTENARY EDITION WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY JAMES WOOD

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