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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English



  • London (England)


  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction,
  • Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction,
  • Male friendship -- Fiction,
  • Terminally ill -- Fiction,
  • Adultery -- Fiction,
  • London (England) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Reprint of the ed. published by Viking-Press, New York.

StatementGraham Greene.
LC ClassificationsPZ3.G8319 El5, PR6013.R44 El5
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4542899M
ISBN 100140046968
LC Control Number77010024

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The End of the Affair is a romance novel and work of psychological fiction written by British author Graham Greene, originally published in The narrative takes place in London between and , during the middle and end of World War II.   Directed by Edward Dmytryk. With Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills, Peter Cushing. In war-torn London, Maurice Bendrix (Van Johnson) falls in love with neighbor Sarah Miles (Deborah Kerr). They begin an illicit romance behind Sarah's husband's back. While war does not last forever, neither does love in this existentialist tale/10(K). So, although an affair doesn’t have the same foundations as a committed relationship does, the end of an affair can still trigger grief symptoms because of the loss of fantasies, imagined possibilities, activities, and the ex-affair partner’s presence. This Study Guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The End of the Affair. Book 2, Chapter 1: Bendrix says unhappiness is much easier to convey than happiness. Happiness, he says.

The novelist Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his friend's wife, Sarah, had begun in London during the Blitz. One day, inexplicably and without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. It seemed impossible that there could be a rival for her heart. Yet two years later, driven by obsessive jealousy and grief, Bendrix sends Pakris, a private detective, to follow Sarah and find out the 4/5(76). The End of the Affair mirrors Greene’s own relationship with a married woman, and positions religion as a pivotal element in both the inner turmoil and outer destruction occurring in his life at the time. Firth brilliantly conveys Greene’s characteristically bleak emotional terrain in an intimate, nuanced, and unhurried performance. The End of the Affair provides a blueprint for finding a way into belief. Bendrix's sardonic, burly resistance to Sarah's God finally breaks when the weight of evidence becomes too much. Written thirty years earlier, The End of the Affair is a mid-century English novel much like Brideshead Revisited, dealing with the mysterious way in which grace works upon sinners. Waugh and Greene were both attempting to write believable novels about conversion and grace, but when that conversion involves the Catholic Church, an Englishman is.