Travels with My Aunt

Henry Pulling, a retired manager, volunteers to accompany his aunt on a trip to Istanbul and soon becomes involved with an ill-assorted group of travelers on the Orient Express

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140185010

Category: African Americans

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Henry Pulling, a retired manager, volunteers to accompany his aunt on a trip to Istanbul and soon becomes involved with an ill-assorted group of travelers on the Orient Express

Travels with my aunt

He had fixed an old club tie of his, the Froth-blowers or the Mustard Club or
something of the kind, to the handle of the suitcase because he had no strength
in his legs, and he was ... “He died on his travels,” my aunt said in a tone of

Author: Грэм Грин

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5041738009

Category: Foreign Language Study


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Предлагаем вниманию читателей роман знаменитого английского писателя Грэма Грина (1904–1991).Полный неадаптированный текст романа снабжен комментариями и словарем. Для студентов языковых вузов и всех любителей английской литературы.

Graham Greene an Introduction to His Writings

Chapter Thirteen TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT ( 1969 ) In 1969 Greene published
Travels With My Aunt , a novel different from anything he had previously written .
Its hilarious tone had been anticipated in Our Man in Havana , but that novel ...

Author: Henry J. Donaghy

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789062035359


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Conversations with Graham Greene

In the wide-windowed, book-stuffed flat on the marina at Antibes that is his winter
home, Graham Greene sipped a small glass of Polish vodka, neat, and talked
with Jack ... But I had no idea how Travels with My Aunt would be received. It was
a ...

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878055500

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 185

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This collection of seventeen interviews covers fifty years. Here the eminent author of The Power and the Glory, The Third Man, and The Heart of the Matter speaks of himself, his life, and his works. Though reluctant to be interviewed, especially by an academic or journalist he did not know, Greene was more at ease in an interview with a personal friend, who he felt would be less likely to misunderstand or misquote him. Yet even his good friend V. S. Pritchett spent considerable time trying to pin him down for his 1978 interview. When he finally did arrange an interview, Pritchett tells that Greene's "flat conspiratorial, laughing voice . . ., of itself, makes him the best company I've known in the last forty years." Other interviewers--included here are V. S. Naipaul and Penelope Gilliatt--shared Pritchett's opinion, but many found that he avoided idle conversation for fear that his words would be misconstrued. Greene's anxiety was not without foundation. In an interview with Michael Menshaw, Greene explained: "It's got so I hate to say who I am or what I believe...A few years ago I told an interviewer I'm a gnostic. The next day's newspaper announced that I had become an agnostic." After such incidents, Greene turned to the anecdote--relating an experience with Fidel Castro or with Papa Doc Duvalier--to communicate in interviews with strangers. Nevertheless, in all the interviews Greene granted over the years, the reader hears very clearly the voice of a man whose conversation is as painfully honest and unpretentious as is his written prose. The interviews here are divided chronologically into four periods, loosely related to his subject matter or to his reputation at the time of theinterview. Thus the reader sees the development of the writer from a callow but gifted young man into one of the foremost men of letters in the English-speaking world.

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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

Dangerous Edges of Graham Greene

Journeys with Saints and Sinners Dermot Gilvary, Darren J. N. Middleton. 9 10 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ... Greene, Travels
with my Aunt, 18. Ibid., 66. Ibid., 73, 74. Ibid., 131. Ibid., 191. Ibid., 191. Ibid., 225 ...

Author: Dermot Gilvary

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441144382

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Informative, broad-ranging, and sheds new light on the life and literary art of one of the last century's most celebrated authors.

Graham Greene

Travels. with. My. Aunt. I suggested earlier in this study that a necessary
development in Graham Greene's first-phase novels ... A corresponding
necessity in the second phase was to bring the writer himself back into that world
so that both his ...

Author: Robert Hoskins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135583056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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This study reveals Greene in a dual role as author, one who projects literary experience into his view of life and subsequently projects both his experience and its "literary" interpretation into his fiction; and it defines two phases of Greenes novels through the changing relationship between writer and protagonists. The first phase progresses from acutely sensitive, self-divided young men somewhat like the young Greene to embittered, alienated characters ostensibly at great distance from their creator. The second phase (1939) includes a series of "portraits of the artist" through which Greene confronts more directly the tensions and conflicts of his private life.

Ways Of Escape

If A Burnt-Out Case in 1961 represented the depressive side of a manic-
depressive writer, Travels with my Aunt eight years later surely represented the
manic at its height—or depth. The novel followed naturally enough May We
Borrow Your ...

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409020991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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With superb skill and feeling, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of his extraordinary life. His restlessness is legendary; as if seeking out danger, Greene travelled to Haiti during the nightmare rule of Papa Doc, Vietnam in the last days of the French, Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion. With ironic delight he recalls his time in the British Secret Service in Africa, and his brief involvement in Hollywood. He writes, as only he can, about people and places, about faith, doubt, fear and, not least, the trials and craft of writing.

Panjab University Research Bulletin

Her father , a CIA agent , maintains a statistics of pissing . All these casual
characters also enrich the comic world of the novel . Travels With My Aunt , thus ,
in its action , characters , its lack of moral point of view , belongs to the comic ...






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Characters and Plots in the Fiction of Graham Greene

... Vincent C . ( Our Man in Havana ) 241 Partridge ( England Made Me ) 241
Passerati ( Travels with My Aunt ) 241 Paterson , Miss Dorothy ( Travels with My
Aunt ) 241 Patmore ( It ' s a Battlefield ) 241 Patricia ( The Human Factor ) 241
Patsy ...

Author: Robert L. Gale

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

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"This encyclopedia includes an introductory essay about Greene's work. A chronology lists events of his literary career, military work, travels and life. Alphabetically entries follow, summarizing the plots of novels and short stories, indicating movies a

The Shadow of God

When the humorist Robert Benchley arrived in Venice for the first time he
reportedly cabled his agent back in America: ... I bought a paperback of Greene's
Travels with My Aunt at a bookstall outside the Doge's Palace and then boarded
a ...

Author: Charles Scribner III

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0307424111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The Shadow of God is part memoir, part spiritual autobiography, and part tour of great works of art, literature, and music. In the form of a journal written over the course of a year, Charles Scribner shares childhood recollections of a household where figures like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald were family friends. He tells stories from his own noteworthy publishing career, from his journey toward faith, and from his deep knowledge of Baroque art. Born an Episcopalian, he charts the story of his interior life and the importance of the arts in helping him choose the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual paths he would follow, including his Catholic conversion. He asks himself questions like “How far back can we trace the roots of faith?” Scribner writes with contagious enthusiasm about the pivotal truths he discovered in the novels of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh and the inspiration he found in art, music, opera, and the Bible. The Shadow of God is a journey through memory, art, and faith that shaped Scribner’s year as it passed through the seasons, from Epiphany to Epiphany. It is a moving portrait of a man who has devoted his life to words and the Word and a work of rare power by a writer whose grace, humor, and candor will touch readers.

Graham Greene in Perspective

Passing the Border " : The Two Worlds of Travels With My Aunt Volker Schulz (
Vechta ) 1 . The reception and the production of Travels With My Aunt When
Travels With My Aunt was published in 1969 it was partly hailed as a " triumphant

Author: Peter Erlebach

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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The symposium -Graham Greene in Perspective- held on 22-23 November 1990 at the University of Mainz has brought together scholars from Britain, France and Germany whose special interest is Graham Greene's literary achievement. Their lectures and analyses are assembled in this volume of -Anglo-American Studies-. They are concerned with major themes in the novels of the 40s and the 50s (Peter Erlebach), -Knowing- in "Brighton Rock" (Jean-Yves Monnier), the two worlds of "Travels with my Aunt" (Volker Schulz), the image of the novelist (Nigel Wood), the adaptation for the cinema (Ann Piroelle), Greene as Catholic novelist (Heinz Antor), "The Comedians" (Dorothea Barrett), dimensions of political experience (Uwe Boker), escape and liberation (Paul O'Prey), "Monsignor Quixote" (Wolfgang G. Muller), "The Human Factor" (Thomas M. Stein) and postmodern features in Graham Greene's novels (Grahame Smith)."

Postmodern Fiction and the Break Up of Britain

Her somewhat less naïve sidekick is Bertie Einhorn, a woman whose enthusiasm
for Greene's fiction is limited. Near the book's opening, ... 'I thought Aunt Augusta
was hilarious — remember Travels with my Aunt? And for God's sake don't ...

Author: Hywel Dix

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441190988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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This study explores how British identity has been explored and renegotiated by contemporary writers. It starts by examining the new emphasis on space and place that has emerged in recent cultural analysis, and shows how this spatial emphasis informs different literary texts. Having first analysed a series of novels that draw an implicit parallel between the end of the British Empire and the break-up of the unitary British state, the study explores how contemporary writing in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales contributes to a sense of nationhood in those places, and so contributes to the break-up of Britain symbolically. Dix argues that the break-up of Britain is not limited to political devolution in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is also an imaginary process that can be found occurring on a number of other conceptual coordinates. Feminism, class, regional identities and ethnic communities are all terrains on which different writers carry out a fictional questioning of received notions of Britishness and so contribute in different ways to the break-up of Britain.

The Talisman My Aunt Margaret s Mirror The Tapestried Chamber

Each also seemed to possess , as far as the difference betwixt the animal and
rational species admitted , the confidence and affection of the horse , which was
the constant companion of his travels and his warfare . With the Saracen , this ...

Author: Sir Walter Scott



Category: Crusades

Page: 365

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Waverley Novels The talisman The two drovers My Aunt Margaret s mirror The tapestried chamber The laird s Jock 1862

Each also seemed to possess , as far as the difference betwixt the animal and
rational species admitted , the confidence and affection of the horse , which was
the constant companion of his travels and his warfare . With the Saracen , this ...

Author: Walter Scott





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In Travels with My Aunt Henry excuses the same 'awful selfishness' in Aunt
Augusta and recognizes her as 'one of the ... As a child he could faint at the
mention of blood, but during the blitz his sensitivity came under control as he
helped the ...

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162092

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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UPDATED AND EDITED WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY JUDITH ADAMSON Whether reporting from the London cinema, Cotswolds villages, second-hand bookshops, war zones or political trouble spots, Graham Greene's novelistic gifts for detail, drama and compassionate curiosity provide unique and resonant insights into his life and times. To know war on any continent, read ‘A Memory of Indo-China’; to glimpse high political chicanery, read ‘The Great Spectacular’; to feel the flush and aftermath of revolutionary change, take up his pieces about Cuba. Reflections provides an extraordinary mirror on the twentienth century from one of its greatest observers.

Fighting Evil

Manipulative Evil s there any difference between the manipulative evil of Pinkie
Brown in Brighton Rock , that of Aunt Augusta in Travels with my Aunt , or that of
Erik Krough in England Made Me ? Not at all ! Each character manipulates other

Author: Ḥayim Gordon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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What can we learn from the novels of Graham Greene? This book argues that Greene's writings have much to teach us about fighting evil here and now, and about endeavoring to live a worthy life. In novels that span half of the twentieth century, Greene related stories of evil persons who destroyed the freedom of others and of a few simple people who fought them. Through these stories he showed us three basic truths: first, evil exists; second, it is possible to fight it; and third, one may attain wisdom and sometimes a very limited glory by undertaking such a struggle. Gordon's study sets forth its own important lesson: thinking and assuming responsibility for the world, guided by the reading of great literature, are keystones of any worthy life.

Never Any End to Paris

The world can go to ruin, it will be ruined. But to my youth, to Paris, there is never
any end. How terrible. In the novel Travels With My Aunt, by Graham Greene,
there is a brief dialogue that was going to be the general epigraph of this three-
day ...

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448182921

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Trying to be Ernest Hemingway is never easy. After reading A Moveable Feast, aspiring novelist Enrique Vila-Matas moves to Paris to be closer to his literary idol, Ernest Hemingway. Surrounded by the writers, artists and eccentrics of '70s Parisian café culture, he dresses in black, buys two pairs of reading glasses, and smokes a pipe like Sartre. Now, in later life, he reflects on his youth while giving a three-day lecture on irony. And he’s still convinced he looks like Hemingway. Never Any End to Paris is a hilarious, playful novel about literature and the art of writing, and how life never quite goes to plan.

How to Build a Girl

I'm often reminded of Graham Greene's advice, in Travels With My Aunt (Bodley
Head, 1969), where Aunt Agatha instructs him to always greet any bill with a
letter beginning, 'In reference to my letter dated 17th July...' There is, of course, ...

Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118514

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Soon to be a major film directed by Coky Giedroyc and starring Ladybird's Beanie Feldstein as Johanna Morrigan and Game of Thrones's Alfie Allen as John Kite My name’s Johanna Morrigan. I’m fourteen, and I’ve just decided to kill myself. I don’t really want to die, of course! I just need to kill Johanna, and build a new girl. Dolly Wilde will be everything I want to be, and more! But as with all the best coming-of-age stories, it doesn’t exactly go to plan... A Number One Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback, from the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman.

Saturday Review

Fiction TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT by Graham Greene Viking, 244 pp., $5.95
Most writeRs BUILD their reputations along straight paths—novelists seldom go
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