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Encyclopedia > The End of the Affair
Title The End of the Affair
First edition cover
First edition cover
Author Graham Greeneee
Country Britain
Language English
Genre(s) Novel
Publisher Heinemann
Released 1951
Media type Hardcover (first edition)
Pages 237 p. (first edition)
ISBN NA

The End of the Affair (1951) is a novel by British author Graham Greene, as well as the title of two feature films (released in 1955 and 1999) that were adapted for the screen based on the novel. Image File history File links Derived from public domain images featured at: http://commons. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... See also: 1950 in literature, other events of 1951, 1952 in literature, list of years in literature. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. ...


Set in London during and just after World War II, the novel examines the obsessions, jealousy and discernments within the relationships between the central characters, writer Maurice Bendrix, Sarah Miles, and her husband, civil servant Henry Miles. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Adaptations

In 1955, the book was made into a film, directed by Edward Dmytryk. It starred Deborah Kerr as Sarah Miles, Van Johnson as Maurice Bendrix, John Mills as Albert Parkis, and Peter Cushing as Henry Miles. Edward Dmytryk (September 4, 1908 - July 1, 1999) was an American film director who was amongst the Hollywood 10, a group of blacklisted film industry professionals who served time in prison for being in contempt of Congress during the McCarthy era red scare. ... Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr CBE (born 30 September 1921) is a Scottish actress and a recipient of an Academy Honorary Award for a motion picture career that has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance. ... Van Johnson in Battleground (1949) Van Johnson (born Charles Van Johnson on August 25, 1916, in Newport, Rhode Island) is an American film and television actor and dancer. ... John Mills as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the Thames Television science-fiction serial Quatermass (1979). ... Peter Cushing OBE Cushing (left) in the television adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the winter of 1954 on BBC Television. ...


In 1999, the novel was again made into a movie, directed by Irish director Neil Jordan. It starred American actress Julianne Moore as Sarah Miles, English actor Ralph Fiennes as Maurice Bendrix, and Irish actor Stephen Rea as Henry Miles. Julianne Moore was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Sarah Miles. Neil Jordan is an Academy Award winning Irish filmmaker and novelist. ... Julianne Moore (born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960) in Fayetteville, North Carolina is an American actress. ... Ralph Fiennes, (IPA: ), born 22 December 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England), is a Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Genie Award-nominated English actor. ... Stephen Rea (born October 31, 1946) is an Irish actor. ... // The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses, working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


In 2004, Jake Heggie composed an opera based on the Graham Greene novel. It was premiered at the Houston Grand Opera in March of that year, and subsequently revised into its final form. Jake Heggie is a American composer and pianist. ... The End of the Affair, a chamber opera by Jake Heggie, with a libretto (based on the book by Graham Greene) by Heather McDonald; it was premiered in March of 2004 at Houston Grand Opera. ... The Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is a Houston, Texas-based opera company. ...


Trivia

Southgate Station in London was used as a filming location in the 1999 version of the film.


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The End of the Affair (1999) (603 words)
IMDb > The End of the Affair (1999)
Graham Greene, the author of novel on which The End of the Affair is based, co-wrote the script for 21 Days, although the name of the film they see in the novel is never mentioned.
Her encounter with Maurice Bendrix (played to a T by the consummate actor, Ralph Fiennes) is electric and sets in motion an affair of deep consequence...for all three people involved.
AboutFilm.Com - The End of the Affair (1999) (1546 words)
If that were all to The End of the Affair, if it were merely an excursion through the doldrums, then perhaps it would be excusable to prefer Rob Schneider’s epic farce of mistaken identity.
The End of the Affair is based on Graham Greene’s autobiographical novel written in 1951.
The End of the Affair could more accurately be titled “The End of the Affairs” as it delves into not only the fervent first fling during the war, but also a present-tense attempt to pick up the pieces.
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