Norman Sherry

The Life of Graham Greene Volume 2
  • The Life of Graham Greene Volume 2

  • The years from 1939 to 1955 proved to be the most prolific of Graham Greene's life. In The Life of Graham Greene, Volume II, Norman Sherry continues his engrossing account, delving deeply and emerging with a portrait of the author at the height of both his spying and literary careers. Greene produced some of his best novels during this time - The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair, The Quiet American - and saw the filming of The Fallen Idol and The Third Man. The same period encompasses his passionate affair with the beautiful American Catherine Watson, who was married to a British peer, the disintegration of his marriage, his long relationship with Dorothy Glover, his activities as a secret agent and his forays into the conflicts in Kenya, Malaya, and French Indo-China. As with The Life of Graham Greene Volume I: 1904-1939, Norman Sherry succeeds in unlocking the mystery of Greene's character and the alchemic nature of his creative genius.

Norman Sherry, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, is also the author of Conrad's Eastern World, Conrad's Western World, Charlotte and Emily Bront- and Jane Austen. Norman Sherry received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for The Life of Graham Greene, Volume I: 1904-1939. The Life of Graham Greene, Volume II: 1939-1955 appeared as one of the Books of the Century: A Hundred Years of Authors, Ideas, and Literature, Random House, 1998, and was chosen by the editors of the New York Times Book Review as 'one of the best eleven books of 1995'.