Twenty-One Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Twenty-One Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Graham Greene

In 'The Basement Room' a small boy witnesses an occasion that blights his complete lifestyles. just like the different tales during this booklet (written among 1929 and 1954), it hinges at the subject matters that dominate Graham Greene's novels—fear, pity and violence, pursuit, betrayal and man's stressed look for salvation. a number of the tales are comic—poor Mr Maling's abdominal mysteriously publicizes all types of sounds; others are wryly sad—a younger indiscretion catches up with Mr Carter in 'The Blue Film'. they are often deeply surprising: in 'The Destructors' a gang of kids systematically destroys a man's residence. but others are hauntingly tragic—a unusual courting among twins that reaches its climax at a kid's occasion. regardless of the temper, each is a compelling leisure and unmistakably the paintings of 1 of the best storytellers of the century.

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