The human factor is an espionage novel by graham greene, first published in 1978 and adapted into the 1979 film the human factor, directed by otto preminger using a screenplay by tom stoppard plot summary maurice castle is an aging bureaucrat in the british secret service mi6. The human factor [by graham greene] another terrific book i seem to be on something of a roll at the moment and incidentally, another one that features an older man married to a much younger woman although the relationship has no bearing upon the plot. The human factor--a story of betrayal, love and death--is a masterpiece of spy fiction, called a cunning moral thriller from a master storyteller. New listing the human factor by graham greene (hardcover) vintage 1978 book club edition pre-owned $425 top rated plus sellers with highest buyer ratings graham greene books graham greene literature, modern books graham greene hardcover books graham greene literature, classic books feedback.
The human factor by graham greene he human factor has an interesting plot and a number of promising ideas for characters it is occasionally puckish it talks about politics and pity it traffics in ideology and, of course, religion it thinks about love it doesn't work mr greene, i am sorry to say, has done a lazy job. The human factor is the story of maurice castle, an mi5 agent married to a black south african woman when information leaks are discovered in castle's department, suspicion falls on his coworker, a young man named arthur davis. The human factor (graham greene book), a 1978 novel by graham greene the human factor: revolutionizing the way people live with technology , a 2004 nonfiction book by kim vicente the human factor: inside the cia's dysfunctional intelligence culture , a 2008 nonfiction book by ishmael jones.
As well as his many novels, graham greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children he also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. The craftsmanship in the human factor is superb, with greene creating a carefully balanced cast of characters whose decisions and actions regarding marriage, friendship, professional integrity, and basic morality strike rich contrasts with those of maurice castle, this novel's protagonist. The human factor by graham greene and the remains of the day by kazuo ishiguro 1194 words | 5 pages the twentieth century is the century with the greatest loss of human life in the history of civilization. Published in hardback in the uk by the bodley head in 1978, the human factor was graham greene's twenty-third novel, and his first in five years, following 1973's the honorary consul.
Otto preminger's the human factor (without subtitle. The human factor is greene’s most extensive attempt to incorporate into fiction what he had lear the sort of atmosphere where mistakes could be made for maurice castle it is the end of the line anyway and time for him to retire with his african wife, sarah. Graham greene was an english novelist and author who found literary and popular acclaim worldwide many of his books are heavily full of catholic religious themes especially in brighton rock , the power and the glory , the heart of the matter , and the end of the affair.
This season's biographical equivalent of the grand national has been the graham greene stakes four runners were announced, but most people's money (including a substantial amount of his publisher. In the human factor graham greene turns to the world of the secret service that he charted so brilliantly once before - a world peopled by lonely men cut off from the luxury of communication with their fellows the secret service is usually the subject of a thriller graham greene has made it the background of a perceptive and compassionate novel. The human factor by greene, graham and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscouk. Oscar® winner sir john gielgud, derek jacobi, richard attenborough and nicol williamson star in this intriguing take of spies and counterspies, based on graham greene’s brilliant novel.
Greene, in an interview shown as part of the same season, commented that having seen the human factor he was glad he never adapted another of his books i think, for the reputations of all concerned with this film it is best forgotten. The human factor by graham greene share your thoughts complete your review tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book rate it you rated it 0 1 star - i hated it 2 stars - i didn't like it 3 stars - it was ok 4 stars - i liked it 5 stars - i loved it please make sure to choose a rating. Find great deals on ebay for graham greene lot shop with confidence. Graham greene's the human factor love was a total risk literature had always so proclaimed it tristan, anna karenina, even the lust of lovelace - he had glanced at the last volume of clarissa .
The honorary consul (1973), the human factor (1978) and the captain and the enemy (1988) all received uneven reviews mr greene himself had long since taken a detached view of questions of literary success or failure. Greene has breathed imperfection, beauty, and flaws into each creature he created in this novel to give life to the human factor i highly recommend actually reading the novel, and all of greene's novels. Preview and download books by graham greene, including the quiet american, our man in havana, travels with my aunt and many more preview and download books by graham greene, including the quiet american, our man in havana, travels with my aunt and many more the human factor (unabridged) view in itunes 14 classic english and irish dramas. Graham greene’s the human factor is based on greene’s experiences in british intelligence during world war ii, as well as his travels to remote locations in british colonial outposts in africa and elsewhere in the 1940s and 1950s in his introduction to the book, he states that had hoped to write a novel that depicted intelligence work as a.