The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


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Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142437995
  • 288 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Wilson sat on the balcony of the Bedford Hotel with his bald pink knees thrust against the ironwork…”
 
Graham Greene’s masterpiece, The Heart of the Matter, tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is 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 Scobie falls in love with the young widow Helen, he finds vital passion again yielding to pity, integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor—a vortex leading directly to murder. As Scobie’s world crumbles, his personal crisis develops the foundation of a story by turns suspenseful, fascinating, and, finally, tragic.
 
Originally published in 1948, The Heart of the Matter is the unforgettable portrait of one man—flawed yet heroic, destroyed and redeemed by a terrible conflict of passion and faith. This Penguin Deluxe Edition features an introduction by James Wood.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Series

Penguin Classics Deluxe
James Joyce
Illustrator: Roman Muradov
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
George Eliot
Mary Karr
Illustrator: Brian Rea
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