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Greene, Graham (1904-1991)

The British Library has an extensive collection of published works by the English writer Graham Greene (1904 - 1991) including many first editions of his famous works. The finding list below, which primarily lists first UK editions of Greene's works in chronological order, is derived from Explore the British Library.

Fiction for children
Short stories
Biography by Graham Greene
Works edited by Graham Greene
Selected bibliographies
Interviews with Graham Greene

Other sources of information include the following:

The British Library Manuscript Collections: Literary and theatrical collections
The British Library Sound Archive
Catherine Walston/Graham Greene Papers, Georgetown University Library
The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust
Graham Greene Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre
UK National Register of Archives



The Man within. London: William Heinemann, 1929. Shelfmark: Cup.410.f.559
The Name of action. London: William Heinemann, 1930. Shelfmark: Cup.410.f.560
Rumour at nightfall. London: William Heinemann, 1931. Shelfmark: Cup.410.f.561
Stamboul Train. London: William Heinemann, 1932. Shelfmark: Cup.410.f.733
It’s a battlefield. London: William Heinemann, 1934. Shelfmark: NN.21792
England made me. London: William Heinemann, 1935. Shelfmark: Cup.410.f.562
The Bear fell free. London: Grayson Books, 1935. Shelfmark: WP.10651/3
A Gun for sale. London: William Heinemann, 1936. Shelfmark: NN.25916
Brighton Rock. London: William Heinemann, 1938. Shelfmark: Cup.410.f.384
The Confidential agent. London: William Heinemann, 1939. Shelfmark: NN.30965
The Power and the glory. London: William Heinemann, 1940. Shelfmark: Cup.410.f.563
The Ministry of fear. London: William Heinemann, 1943. Shelfmark: NN.33994
The Heart of the matter. London: William Heinemann, 1948. Shelfmark: NN.38354
The Third man and The fallen idol. [Two Stories]. London: William Heinemann, 1950. Shelfmark: 012642.r.69
The End of the affair. London: William Heinemann, 1951. Shelfmark: NNN.1900
The Quiet American. London: William Heinemann, 1955. Shelfmark: NNN.7379
Loser takes all. London: William Heinemann, 1955. Shelfmark: NNN.5828
The Man who stole the Eiffel Tower. London: Privately printed, [1956?]. Shelfmark: C.193.b.48
Our Man in Havana. London: William Heinemann, 1958. Shelfmark: NNN.12422
The Comedians. London: Bodley Head, 1966. Shelfmark: Nov.7558
Travels with my aunt. London: Bodley Head, 1969. Shelfmark: Nov.14787
The Honorary consul. London: Bodley Head, 1973. Shelfmark: Nov.20103
The Human factor. London: Bodley Head, 1978. Shelfmark: Nov.35932
Doctor Fischer of Geneva. London: Bodley Head, 1980. Shelfmark: Nov.41603
Monsignor Quixote. London: Bodley Head, 1983. Shelfmark: Nov.51479
The Tenth man. London: Bodley Head, 1985. Shelfmark: Nov.1987/2719
The Captain and the enemy. London: Reinhardt Books, 1988. Shelfmark: Nov.1988/2030

 Fiction for children

The Little train. Illustrated by Dorothy Craigie. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1946]. Shelfmark: 12828.a.70
The Little fire engine. Illustrated by Dorothy Craigie. London: Max Parrish, [1950]. Shelfmark:
The Little horse bus. Illustrated by Dorothy Craigie. London: Max Parrish, [1952]. Shelfmark:
The Little steamroller. Illustrated by Dorothy Craigie. [London: Max Parrish, 1953.]. Shelfmark: 12836.dd.11


The Living room: a play in two acts. London: William Heinemann, 1953. Shelfmark: 11784.aa.66
The Potting shed: a play in three acts. London: William Heinemann, 1958. Shelfmark: 11785.c.83
The Complaisant lover: a comedy. London: William Heinemann, 1959. Shelfmark: 11785.ccc.37
Carving a statue: a play. London: Bodley Head, 1964. Shelfmark: X.907/1445
The Return of A.J. Raffles: an Edwardian comedy in three acts based somewhat loosely on E.W. Hornung's characters in 'The Amateur cracksman'. London: Bodley Head, 1975. Shelfmark: X.908/40244
The Great Jowett. London: Bodley Head, 1981 (Originally written as a BBC radio play and broadcast on May 6th, 1939.) Shelfmark: X.950/9669
Yes and no, and, For whom the bell chimes. London: Bodley Head, 1983. Shelfmark: YA.1991.a.15562

 Short stories

The Basement room, and other stories. London: Cresset Press, 1935. Shelfmark: 12626.v.41
The Third man and The fallen idol. [Two stories.] London: William Heinemann, 1950. Shelfmark: 012642.r.69
Nineteen stories. London: William Heinemann, 1947. Shelfmark: NN.37379
Twenty-one stories. London: William Heinemann, 1954. Shelfmark:

This collection includes four stories that did not appear in Nineteen stories. They are: "The Hint of an explanation", "The Blue film," "Special duties," and "The Distructors". Greene has withdrawn two stories which appeared in Nineteen stories. These are: "The Lottery ticket" and his unfinished novel, "The Other side of the Border".

A Sense of reality. [Four stories]. London: Bodley Head, 1963. Shelfmark: 11567.i.40
May we borrow your husband? and other comedies of the sexual life. London: Bodley Head, 1967. Shelfmark: X.909/9747


Babbling April. [Poems.] Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1925. Shelfmark: Cup.409.c.61


Journey without maps. [The narrative of a journey in Liberia. With plates]. London: William Heinemann, 1936. Shelfmark:
The Lawless roads: a Mexican journey..... With ten illustrations. London: Longmans & Co, 1939. Shelfmark: 010481.b.7
In search of a character: two African journals. [Comprising "Congo journal", containing material used in the composition of "A Burnt-out case", together with the journal "Convoy to West Africa".] London: Bodley Head, 1961. Shelfmark: 011879.e.11
Graham Greene Diaries:two travel diaries recording journeys  to Panama, Nicaragua,Russia and Spain. Add. 70930.70931.[Manuscripts]


The Old school: essays by divers hands. Edited by Graham Greene. London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. A collection of school memoirs. Shelfmark: 08364.ff.52
British dramatists. London: William Collins, 1942. Shelfmark: W.P.10933/1(20)
Why do I write? an exchange of views between Elizabeth Bowen, Graham Greene & V.S. Pritchett, etc. London: Percival Marshall, 1948. Shelfmark:
The Lost childhood, and other essays. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1951. Shelfmark: 12360.ff.35
Essais catholiques. Traduction de Marcelle Sibon. Paris: Editions de Seuil, 1953. Shelfmark: X.108/10864
The Bodley Head Ford Madox Ford. [Edited by Graham Greene]. London: Bodley Head, 1962-. Shelfmark: 11567.g.3
A Visit to Morin. London: Heinemann, 1959. Shelfmark: Cup.407.i.18
Introduction to three novels. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt and Söners Förlag, 1962. Shelfmark: X.908/3175
Victorian detective fiction: a catalogue of the collection made by Dorothy Glover and Graham Greene. Bibliographically arranged by Eric Osborne, etc. London: Bodley Head, 1966. Shelfmark: 2785.csa.5
Collected essays. London: Bodley Head, 1969. Shelfmark: X.908/17045
J'accuse: the dark side of Nice. London: Bodley Head, 1982. Shelfmark: X.950/37180
Getting to know the General: the story of an involvement. London: Bodley Head, 1984.
An account of Greene's friendship with General Oman Torrijos, President of Panama. Shelfmark: X.950/37159
Yours etc.: letters to the press. Selected and introduced by Christopher Hawtree. London: Reinhardt in association with Viking, 1989. Shelfmark: YC.1990.a.5334
Reflections. Selected and introduced by Judith Adamson. London: Reinhardt in association with Viking, 1990. Shelfmark: YC.1990.a.9454
Mornings in the dark: the Graham Greene film reader, edited by David Parkinson. Manchester: Carcanet, 1993. Shelfmark: YC.1994.a.51
A World of my own: a dream diary, London: Reinhardt, 1992. Shelfmark: YC.1992.a.2935


Articles of Faith:The collected Tablet journalism of Graham Greene. edited by Ian Thomson.Oxford.Signal,2006. Shelfmark:YC.2007.a.10901

 Biography by Graham Greene

Lord Rochester's monkey; being the life of John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester. London: Bodley Head, [1974]. Shelfmark: X.981/9189

 Works edited by Graham Greene

The Best of Saki [H.H. Munro], selected and with an introduction by Graham Greene. London: The British Publishers Guild Ltd, 1950. (Guild Books, no. 423). Shelfmark: W.P.10101/62
The Spy's bedside book: an anthology, edited by G. Greene and H. Greene. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957. Shelfmark: 12300.ff.12
An Impossible woman: the memories of Dottoressa Moor of Capri, edited and with an epilogue by Graham Greene. London: Bodley Head, 1975. Shelfmark: X.809/40316
Victorian villainies, selected by Graham Greene and Hugh Greene. Harmondsworth: Viking, 1984. Shelfmark: X.950/41959


The Revenge: an autobiographical fragment. [Barnet]: Privately printed, 1963. (300 copies printed.). Shelfmark: Cup.510.aa.7
A Sort of life. London: Bodley Head, 1971. Shelfmark: X.989/13262
Ways of escape. London: Bodley Head, 1980. Shelfmark: X.981/22697


Norman Sherry. The Life of Graham Greene. Vol. 1. 1904-1939. London: Cape, 1989. Shelfmark: ZH.9.a.152Norman Sherry. The Life of Graham Greene. Vol. 2. 1939-1955. London: Cape, 1994. Shelfmark: ZH.9.a.152. The Life of Graham Greene. Vol. 3. 1955-1991. London: Cape, 2004. Shelfmark: ZH.9.a.152
Michael Sheldon. Graham Greene: the man within. London: Heinemann, 1994. Shelfmark: YC.1994.b.6620
Anthony Mockler. Graham Greene: three lives. Arbroath: H. Mackay, 1994. Shelfmark: YA.1994.b.6692
William Cash. The Third woman: the secret passion that inspired 'The End of the affair'. London: Little, Brown, 2000. Shelfmark: YC.2000.a.3728

 Selected bibliographies

Jerry Don Vann. Graham Greene: a checklist of criticism. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, [1970]. Shelfmark: X.989/20297
R. A. Wobbe, Graham Greene: a bibliography and guide to research. London: Garland Publishing, 1979. Shelfmark: X.950/11481
A F. Cassis, Graham Greene: an annotated bibliography of criticism. London: Scarecrow Press, 1981. Shelfmark: X.950/6474


Bernard Bergonzi, A Study in Graham Greene and the art of the novel.Oxford;Oxford University Press,2006.Shelfmark:YC.2006.a.21156
Department des Affaires Etrangeres, Republique d'Haiti. Graham Greene Demasque. Finally Exposed. Port-au-Prince,1968.Shelfmark:(w).LAS.e.254/3
Robert Gale,Characters and plots in the fiction of Graham Greene.Jefferson,N.C.:London:McFarland,2006.Shelfmark:Y.C.2007.b.1230
Richard Greene, Graham Greene. A Life in Letters. London:Little Brown,2007.Shelfmark: To be assigned
Shiko Miyano, Innocence in Graham Greene's novels.New York: Oxford:Peter Lang,2006. Shelfmark:m06/.39215DSC
Roston Murray,Graham Greene's narrative strategies:a study of the major novels. Basingstoke;New York:Palgrave Macmillan,2006.Shelfmark: YC.2007.a.12288
Paul O'Prey. A Reader's guide to Graham Greene. [London]: Thames and Hudson, 1988. Shelfmark: YH.1989.a.25.
Cedric Watts. A Preface to Greene. London: Longman, 1997. Shelfmark: YK.1997.a.1867

 Interviews with Graham Greene

Marie - Françoise Allain (translated from the French by Guido-Waldman). The Other man: conversations with Graham Greene. London: Bodley Head, 1983. Shelfmark: X.958/16678
Henry J. Donaghy (ed). Conversations with Graham Greene. Jackson; London: University Press of Mississippi, 1992.
Includes: Père Jouve and Marcel Moré, "Table talk with Graham Greene", Dieu vivant, 16, 1949 and Martin Shuttleworth and Simon Raven, "The Art of fiction: Graham Greene", Paris review, 1, 1953. Shelfmark: YC.1993.b.3067


The Third man, a film by Graham Greene and Carole Reed. London: Lorrimer, 1969. (Modern filmscripts, no. 13.). Shelfmark: X.908/17569
Terence Rattigan. Outline treatment for a film adaptation of Brighton Rock,1947.Shelfmark:Add.74316[Manuscript]
Roy Boulting.3rd shooting script from the screenplay by Graham Greene and Terence Rattigan,1946. Add. 74317[Manuscript]
Our Man in Havana. Shooting Script. Shelfmark: CUP.410.c.68
England Made Me:lobby cards for 1972 film.London:National Screen Service,1972.Shelfmark:YD.2005.b.1498
Loser Takes All:lobby cards for the 1956 film. London?:British Lion Films,1956? Shelfmark:YD.2007.b.230
The Pleasure-dome: the collected film criticism 1935-40. Edited by John Russell Taylor. London: Secker and Warburg, 1972. Shelfmark: X.981/3664


The Spoken Word: Graham Greene: Graham Greene. London: The British Library,2007. Archive reference:1CD0275860