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An English novelist of exceptional energy, Graham Greene built a career spanning a dozen genres—most notably more than twenty novels or thrillers, as well as short stories, film reviews, travel books, plays, screenplays, and autobiography. Many of his novels wrestle with issues of belief. His personal correspondence included thousands of letters, and for much of his life he reported as a spy to the British Secret Intelligence Service. His restlessness drew him to dangerous places, adulterous relationships, self-harm, and a belief, infusing his pages, that a focus on squalor makes for an honest portrayal of the world.
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2 October 1904 Novelist GG was born at Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, the fourth of six children.  Bibliographic Citation link.
By 16 June 1938 The publication of Brighton Rock marked the first time that GG classified a book as a literary novel rather than an 'entertainment' (according to his regular classification system). He then repeatedly changed his mind. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 9 December 1955 Graham Greene set his novel The Quiet American in what is now Vietnam (then French Indo-China). Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1982 Borrowing a famous title from Zola, GG issued through a London publisher J'Accuse: The Dark Side of Nice, in which he accused the mayor of Nice in southern France, along with other municipal politicians, of corruption. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 April 1991 GG died of a mysterious blood disease at Vevey in Switzerland. Bibliographic Citation link.
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