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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies


Graham Greene Correspondence

The Correspondence

Stanford has 28 letters from Greene as part of a larger collection of the papers of Edith Gombos [Edith Sorel, pseudonym], a French journalist for the Cuban paper, Revolution.

Location: Department of Special Collections, Green Library

Research Access and Use: Materials in the Department of Special Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Special Collections' Reading Room in the Cecil H. Green Library. The Reading Room is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Photocopies, photographs, and microfilm can be made of some materials in the collections. For more information about the collections and access policies, please contact Special Collections by telephone at (650) 725-1022, by electronic mail at speccollref@stanford.edu or by regular mail at the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6004.

Career of Graham Greene (1904-1991): Graham Henry Greene was prolific in his career as a novelist, short-story writer, playwright, critic and journalist. He attended Berkhamsted School, where his father was headmaster, before entering Bailliol College, Oxford. In 1926 Greene converted to Catholicism, the religion of Vivien Dayrell Browning, whom he married in 1927. His novels include Brighton Rock (1938), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Heart of the Matter (1948), The Quiet American (1956), and Our Man in Havana (1958). Greene died of a blood disease in Vevey, Switzerland on April 3, 1991.

Description of the correspondence: In these letters, written primarily from his home on the French Riviera, Greene discusses his work on The Comedians and The Honorary Consul. He also writes about his travels and mentions meeting Fidel Castro in Cuba and Allende in Chile.

Graham Greene Correspondence
Size:
28 letters to Edith Sorel, 1966 - 1972
Call Number: M1175 (Edith Gombos Papers)
Content: Typed and handwritten personal correspondence

 

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