Graham Greene was one of the greatest story-tellers of the twentieth century. This anthology contains the novella The Third Man, on which Carol Reed's chilling film starring Orson Wells was based, as well as the story The Fallen Idol which Reed also filmed. Greene's often bleak view of humanity is leavened by the somewhat camp May We Borrow Your Husband? with its hilarious ending, the tragic-comic A Shocking Accident and ten more stories that illustrate the author's mastery of the short story. They are: Beauty, Chagrin in Three Parts, The Over-night Bag, Mortmain, Cheap in August, The Invisible Japanese Gentlemen, Awful When You Think of It, Doctor Crombie, The Root of All Evil and Two Gentle People.
With an Introduction by Professor Richard Greene.