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The End of the Affair: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2004

    Magical and mysterious romance

    Although to say so has become a cliche in book criticism, I was entranced by Graham Greene's 'The End of the Affair' from the first page. The voice of Maurice Bendrix is one of the more memorable in twentieth-century British fiction - erudite, poetic, horribly juvenile at times. This is the story of a doomed romance which Greene deftly steers away from Shakespearean melodrama and near-Dickensian tragedy. The story is richly, eloquently told, and this is a ferociously compact novel from one of England's greatest writers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2003

    amazing

    Euripides once said 'Never say that marriage has more of joy than pain.' This is true for The End of the Affair. Sarah Miles is married to Henry, a man she thinks she loves but at the same time isn't sure. When she meets Maurice Bendrix, she is drawn to him and so begins their affair. I read The End of the Affair in about three and a half hours. Now it wasn't a very long book, but I simply couldn't put it down. It's wonderful and I strongly reccomend it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2001

    a profound and meaningful novel

    this is one of the best books i have ever read. it portrays longing and faith wonderfully. it is a work of art. i loved it so much i had to go out and buy it so i could read it again and again. though i found it beneficial to see the 1999 movie of the same name to get an even deeper understanding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2000

    A rivalry for the heart of one woman...

    Bendrix, a novelist, falls in love with his friends wife, Sarah, and an affair begins. Suddenly, Sarah breaks off contact and refuses to see Bendrix, believing there is a rival of some sort, he struggles to find the truth. An excellent novel of an adulterous love affair and the rivalry between man and religion for the heart of one woman...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2000

    A great, great book

    Mark Twain once noted that the definition of a 'classic' is a book that everyone praises and no one reads. If so, I hope this book never gets lumped into that category. It's a wonderful book, full of intriguing characters and thought-provoking ideas. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys good literature. Sidenote to reviewer below: You criticize THE END OF THE AFFAIR because of 'too much bickering about religion,' yet you recommend Dostoyevsky. Hmmm... (?)

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