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Twenty-One Stories (1947) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

The stories in this book, all written between 1929 and 1954, share the themes that feature so strongly in Graham Greene’s novels: humour and violence, pity and hatred, betrayal and pursuit. Comic, sad, shocking and tragic, they recount the tales of Mr. Maling’s loud stomach, destructive gangs of children, indiscretions revealed and secrets uncovered.


  • The Destructors
  • Special Duties
  • The Blue Film
  • The Hint of an Explanation
  • When Greek Meets Greek
  • Men at Work
  • Alas, Poor Maling
  • The Case for the Defence
  • A Little Place off the Edgware Road
  • Across the Bridge
  • A Drive in the Country
  • The Innocent
  • The Basement Room
  • A Chance for Mr Lever
  • Brother
  • Jubilee
  • A Day Saved
  • I Spy
  • Proof Positive
  • The Second Death
  • The End of the Party

Original title: Nineteen Stories
Alternative titles: Collected Short Stories: 21 Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionAdventureSpy/Espionage
FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     End of the Party, the (1932) [Short Story]
      Author: Graham Greene


  • Originally published under the title Nineteen Stories. For the 1954 reprint, Greene withdrew two stories, "The Lottery Ticket" and "The Other Side of the Border," and added four stories: "The Hint of Explanation," "The Blue Film," "Special Duties" and "The Destructors."

Edition #1: Twenty-One Stories

Twenty-One Stories (1947)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

Twenty-One Stories (1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
ISBN: 0140185348
Pages: 208

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