Graham Greene - The End of The Affair (2nd Hand Paperback)
- Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
- Category : Fiction - Classics
- Published : 1951 (This Edition 1975 - Penguin)
- ISBN : 9780140287363
- SKU : B002124
- PPC : LL200gm
- RRP : £5.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses a moment of experience from which to look ahead . . ."
"This is a record of hate far more than of love,"
. . . writes Maurice Bendrix in the opening passages of The End of the Affair , and it is a strange hate indeed that compels him to set down the retrospective account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles-a hate bred of a passion that ultimately lost out to God.
Now, a year after Sarah's death, Bendrix seeks to exorcise the persistence of passion by retracing its course from obsessive love to love-hate. At the start he believes he hates Sarah and her husband, Henry.
By the end of the book, Bendrix's hatred has shifted to the God he feels has broken his life but whose existence he has at last come to recognize.
Originally published in 1951, The End of the Affair was acclaimed by William Faulkner as "for me one of the best, most true and moving novels of my time, in anybody's language."
"I'd say, it's one of the most honest and endearing explorations of love (and adultery) I have read in a long time, and one reason why it works so well is that is does everything so much more openly than similar novels." - Goodreads Review.
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