The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene

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The Heart of the Matter deals with Catholicism and moral change in the protagonist, Scobie (a police officer). Greene was a British intelligence officer stationed in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He drew on this background to write the novel.

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The 513th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 29th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  2. - 40th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  3. - 72nd on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  4. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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