May We Borrow Your Husband?

& Other Comedies of the Sexual Life
 
 
Open Road Media (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 15. Mai 2018
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  • 183 Seiten
 
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978-1-5040-5402-7 (ISBN)
 
A collection of twelve disarmingly witty tales about the complexities of love and intimacy from "a storyteller of genius" (Evelyn Waugh). "The sense of the author at play dominates" Graham Greene's entertaining anthology as the masterful British author looks at love, lies, vanity, mortality, romantic obsessions, and seduction from a dozen sharply observed perspectives (The New York Times). A bored faculty wife looking for a fling discovers something more illuminating than sex; a jaded writer who eavesdrops on a pair of hopeful lovers feels compelled to relieve them of their foolish ideals and ambitions; a widow and a divorcée commiserate in mourning for their lost men, only to rejoice in their freedom after two bottles of blanc de blancs; a young man devises a test of true love-to find a woman who won't laugh at the absurd circumstances of his father's death; and in the title story, an oblivious young bride honeymooning in Antibes encourages a friendship between a gay couple and her adventurous and handsome new husband.
Graham Greene (1904-1991) is recognized as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, achieving both literary acclaim and popular success. His best known works include Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, The Quiet American, and The Power and the Glory. After leaving Oxford, Greene first pursued a career in journalism before dedicating himself full-time to writing with his first big success, Stamboul Train. He became involved in screenwriting and wrote adaptations for the cinema as well as original screenplays, the most successful being The Third Man. Religious, moral, and political themes are at the root of much of his work, and throughout his life he traveled to some of the wildest and most volatile parts of the world, which provided settings for his fiction. Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour.
  • Contents
  • May We Borrow Your Husband?
  • Beauty
  • Chagrin in Three Parts
  • The Over-night Bag
  • Mortmain
  • Cheap in August
  • A Shocking Accident
  • The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen
  • Awful When You Think of It
  • Doctor Crombie
  • The Root of All Evil
  • Two Gentle People
  • About the Author

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