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The Heart Of The Matter
By Graham Greene and James Wood (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date September 28, 2004
Pages 255
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780142437995
ISBN-10 0142437999
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “Wilson sat on the balcony of the Bedford Hotel with his bald pink knees thrust against the ironwork..."
 
Graham Greene's masterpiece, The Heart of the Matter, tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town. Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity.
 
When Scobie falls in love with the young widow Helen, he finds vital passion again yielding to pity, integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor—a vortex leading directly to murder. As Scobie's world crumbles, his personal crisis develops the foundation of a story by turns suspenseful, fascinating, and, finally, tragic.
 
Originally published in 1948, The Heart of the Matter is the unforgettable portrait of one man—flawed yet heroic, destroyed and redeemed by a terrible conflict of passion and faith. This Penguin Deluxe Edition features an introduction by James Wood.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
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Largeprint edition from Chivers (June 1, 1999); titled "The Heart of the Matter"
9780754037743 | details & prices | 412 pages | List price $55.01
About: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (April 1, 1999); titled "The Heart of the Matter"
9780783885704 | details & prices | 412 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $27.95
About: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1940)
9780884116547 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.95
About: In this widely acclaimed modern classic, Graham Greene delves deep into character to tell the dramatic, suspenseful story of a good man's conflict between passion and faith.
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
With James Wood (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (September 28, 2004); titled "The Heart Of The Matter"
9780142437995 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $17.00
About: “Wilson sat on the balcony of the Bedford Hotel with his bald pink knees thrust against the ironwork.
from Penguin USA (October 1, 1999); titled "The Heart of the Matter"
9780140283327 | details & prices | 242 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $16.00
About: An assistant police commissioner in a West African coastal town lets passion overrule his honor
Reissue edition from Penguin USA (November 1, 1991); titled "The Heart of the Matter"
9780140184969 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.00
About: An assistant police commissioner in a West African coastal town lets passion overrule his honor
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Michael Kitchen (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Sterling Audio Books (April 1, 2000); titled "The Heart of the Matter"
9780754004387 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $69.95
About: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
With Joseph Porter (other contributor) | from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 1, 1994); titled "The Heart of the Matter"
9780786104796 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $56.95
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (September 28, 2004)
9781417641420 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $28.20
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2001)
9780613172714 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $22.40
About: An assistant police commissioner in a West African coastal town lets passion overrule his honor

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