172
172
Greene, Graham
THE HEART OF THE MATTER. WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1948
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT
172
Greene, Graham
THE HEART OF THE MATTER. WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1948
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Greene, Graham
THE HEART OF THE MATTER. WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1948
8vo, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY GREENE ("With all good wishes | (saw this book while | telephoning) | thank you for the royalty, | Graham Greene | Sept. 11. 1948.") on front free endpaper, original dark blue cloth, titled in silver on spine, publisher's device blindstamped on lower board, DUST-JACKET, collector's morocco folding box, spine somewhat worn, some browning, dust-jacket slightly worn at extremities and a little spotted, dust-jacket spine faded
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Literature

Wobbe A21a

Catalogue Note

Having been taken ill during a trip to New York, September 1948 saw Greene back in London to recuperate. He was exhausted. Over the previous eighteen months he had finished The Heart of the Matter, which was then published to wide acclaim at the end of May, written three complete film scripts and The Third Man, a "short" novel of 30,000 words. In New York between meetings with Carol Reed and David Selznick to discuss The Third Man Greene was also roughing out ideas for a theatre production of The Heart of the Matter proposed for December. The Fallen Idol, another film with Reed, was released on 30 September. 

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