Historical Context

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Modernist Period in English Literature
The modernist period in English literature began in 1914 with the onset of...

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The End of the Affair Literary Style

First-Person Narrator
Bendrix narrates in first-person for most of the story, acknowledging that he alone holds the...

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The End of the Affair Literary Techniques

By providing the central narrative through the emotional voice of Bendrix, Greene offers his first attempt at using first-person narration in...

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The End of the Affair Ideas for Group Discussions

Although well recognized for his Catholic themes, Greene's novels contain many universal qualities as well. His interest in how major life...

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The End of the Affair Social Concerns

Perhaps more ostensibly than any other of his novels, Greene firmly establishes himself as a writer interested in religious faith while at...

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The End of the Affair Compare and Contrast

1940s: The Catholic Church still forbids cremation as a means of disposing of a dead body. Catholics are buried in the...

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The End of the Affair Topics for Further Study

People in frightening situations often bargain with God, promising to become better people in return for divine favor in the situation. Sarah...

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The End of the Affair Literary Precedents

Notes and letters indicate that Greene had studied Charles Dickens's use of first person narration in Great Expectations, as well as...

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The End of the Affair Related Titles

The End of the Affair is generally regarded as the last of Greene's Catholic writings period, until he returned to it in the early...

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The End of the Affair Adaptations

In 1999, Neil Jordan wrote the screenplay and directed the film by Columbia Pictures. In much the same role as he played in the award-winning...

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The End of the Affair Media Adaptations

In 1955, The End of the Affair was adapted to film by Columbia Pictures. This production was directed by Edward Dmytryk and starred...

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The End of the Affair What Do I Read Next?

Greene acknowledged that he admired Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (1915) and read it repeatedly. Critics...

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The End of the Affair Bibliography

(Critical Guide to British Fiction)

Allain, Marie-Franioise. The Other Man: Conversations with Graham

Greene, 1983. Greene, Graham. Ways of Escape: An Autobiography, 1980.

Kelly, Richard. Graham Greene, 1984.

Lodge, David. Graham Greene, 1966.

Spurling, John. Graham Greene, 1983.

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The End of the Affair Bibliography and Further Reading

Sources
Bawer, Bruce, "Graham Greene: The Catholic Novels," in the New Criterion, Vol. 8, No. 2, October...

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