Graham Greene was a noted British author and playwright whose works were both considered literary and popular due to the social issues his stories raised as well as his simple style of writing. Greene’s short story “The Case for the Defense” was first published in 1939.
The story begins with the statement that what is about to be described is the strangest murder trial the narrator has ever witnessed. The narrator is a reporter who attends the trial on assignment. He has reported many other trials but never one that ended so oddly.
The trial should have been an easy...
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