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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Graham Greene: Cover Gallery part 2

 
 
 
The Third Man, and The Fallen Idol. London, Heinemann, 1950; as The Third Man (without The Fallen Idol), New York, Viking Press, 1950.
Pan Books 322, 1955, 188pp. Movie tie-in.
Penguin Books 0140-03278-9, 1971. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [2nd imp.] 1973
---- [3rd imp.] 1974
---- [4th imp.] 1975, 157pp, 50p. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [5th imp.] 1976 [with revised text]
Penguin Books 0140-18533-X [xth imp.] *Twentieth-Century Classics
---- [xth imp.] 1999. Movie tie-in.
Vintage 0099-28623-8, 2001, 156pp.
---- [xth imp.] 2005, 130pp. [introduction by Ian Thomson]

The End of the Affair. London, Heinemann, 1951; New York, Viking Press, 1951.
Penguin Books 1785, 1962, 187pp, 3/6. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [xth imp.] 1966. Cover: photo
Penguin Books 0140-18495-3, 1975, 191pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Penguin Books 0140-01785-2 [xth imp.] 1980.
Penguin Books 0140-28736-1, 1999?, 191pp.
Vintage 0099-28605-X, 2001, 191pp.
Vintage 0099-47844-7, 2004, xiv+160pp. [introduction by Monica Ali]

Loser Takes All. London, Heinemann, 1955; New York, Viking Press, 1957.
Penguin Books 0140-03277-0, 1977,
---- [xth imp.] Cover photo by Faustino. *Twentieth-Century Classic
Vintage 0099-28622-X, 2001, 123pp.

 
 
 
The Quiet American. London, Heinemann, 1955; New York, Viking Press, 1956.
Penguin Books 1792, 1962, 187pp, 3/6. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [2nd imp.] 1965
---- [3rd imp.] 1967, 187pp, 3/6. Cover photo by Ronald Traeger
---- [4th imp.] 1968
---- [5th imp.] 1969. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Penguin Books 0140-01792-5 [xth imp.] 1972. as above
---- [xth imp.] 1974. Cover design by Derek Birdsall
Penguin Books 0140-18500-3, 1980, 189pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28607-6, 2001, 188pp.
Vintage 0099-48157-X, 2005, xi+188pp. [introduction by Zadie Smith]

 
 
 
Our Man in Havana. London, Heinemann, 1958; New York, Viking Press, 1958.
Penguin Books 1790, 1962, 220pp, 3/6. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [2nd imp.] 1965
---- [3rd imp.] 1967. Cover photo by Ronald Traeger
---- [4th imp.] 1968. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [5th imp.] 1969
Penguin Books 0140-01790-9, 1971, 220pp. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Vintage 0099-28608-4, 2001, 220pp.

A Burnt-Out Case. London, Heinemann, 1961; New York, Viking Press, 1961.
Penguin Books 1894, 1963
---- [2nd imp.] 1964
---- [3rd imp.] 1966
---- [4th imp.] 1968. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Penguin Books 0140-01894-8  [xth imp.] 1975.
---- [xth imp.] 1977. Cover photo by W. Eugene Smith
---- [xth imp.] 1980.
Penguin Books 0140-18539-9, 1991, 199pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28613-0, 2001, 208pp.
Vintage 0099-47843-9, 2004, xiii+192pp. [introduction by Giles Foden]

The Comedians. London, Bodley Head, 1966; New York, Viking Press, 1966.
Penguin Books 2766, 1967
---- [2nd imp.] 1968
Penguin Books 0140-02766-1 [3rd imp.] 1969
---- [4th imp.] 1970
---- [5th imp.] 1971
---- [6th imp.] 1973
---- [7th imp.] 1974
---- [8th imp.] 1976. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Penguin Books 0140-18494-5. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28848-6, 1999, 288pp.
Vintage 0099-47837-4, 2004, xx+292pp. [introduction by Paul Theroux]

Travels with My Aunt. London, Bodley Head, 1969; New York, Viking Press, 1970.
Penguin Books 3221 (0140-03221-5), 1971. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [2nd imp.] 1971
---- [3rd imp.] 1972. Cover: still. Movie tie-in.
---- [4th imp.] 1972. as above
---- [xth imp.] 1975. as above
---- [xth imp.] 1977
Vintage 0099-28258-5, 1999, 264pp.

The Honorary Consul. London, Bodley Head, 1973; New York, Simon and Schuster, 1973.
Penguin Books 3911, 1974. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [2nd imp.] 1975
---- [3rd imp.] 1975. as above
---- [xth imp.] 1980
Penguin Books 0140-18497-X. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28853-2, 1999, 265pp.
Vintage 0099-47838-2, 2004, xix+265pp. [introduction by Nicholas Shakespeare]

The Human Factor. London, Bodley Head, 1978; New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978.
Penguin Books 4956, 1978
---- [xth imp.] 1979
Penguin Books 0140-18498-8, 272pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28852-4, 1999, 272pp.

Doctor Fischer of Geneva; or, The Bomb Party. London, Bodley Head, 1980; New York, Simon and Schuster, 1980.
Penguin Books 0140-05588-6, 1981, 142pp. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Penguin Books 0140-18528-3, 1993, 142pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28849-4, 1999

Monsignor Quixote. London, Bodley Head, 1982; New York, Simon and Schuster, 1982.
Penguin Books 6597 (0140-06597-0), 1983, 255pp.
Vintage 0099-28394-8, 2000, 255pp.
---- [xth imp.] 2006.

The Tenth Man. London, Bodley Head, 1985; New York, Simon and Schuster, 1985.
Penguin Books 8260 (0140-08260-3), 1986, 143pp. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Vintage 0099-28414-6, 2000, 157pp.

The Captain and the Enemy. London, Reinhardt, 1988.
Penguin Books 0140-11304-5, 1989, 189pp.
Penguin Books 0140-18855-X, 1999, 188pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics

COLLECTIONS

The Basement Room and Other Stories. London, Cresset Press, 1935.

24 Short Stories, with James Laver and Sylvia Townsend Warner. London, Cresset Press, 1939.

Nineteen Stories. London, Heinemann, 1947; New York, Viking Press, 1949; augmented edition, as Twenty-One Stories, Heinemann, 1954; Viking Press, 1962; selection, as Across the Bridge and Other Stories, Bath, Chivers, 1981.

A Visit to Morin. London, Heinemann, 1959.

A Sense of Reality. London, Bodley Head, 1963; New York, Viking Press, 1963; as Under the Garden (extract from A Sense of Reality), London, Penguin, 1995.

May We Borrow Your Husband? and Other Comedies of the Sexual Life. London, Bodley Head, 1967; New York, Viking Press, 1967.
Penguin Books, 1971.

The Collected Stories of Graham Greene. London, Bodley Head-Heinemann, 1972; New York, Viking Press, 1973.

The Portable Graham Greene, edited by Philip Stratford. New York, Viking, 1973; Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1977.
Penguin Books 0140-15075-7, 1977.
---- [2nd imp.] 1978
---- [3rd imp.] 1979
---- [4th imp.] 1981
---- [5th imp.] 1982
---- [6th imp.] 1984, 610pp, £4.95. Cover photo by Joseph Marvullo

How Father Quixote Became a Monsignor. Los Angeles, Sylvester and Orphanos, 1980.

The Last Word, and Other Stories. London and New York, Reinhardt (in association with Viking), 1990.

The Destructors. Mankato, Minnesota, Creative Education, 1990.

The End of the Party. Mankato, Minnesota, Creative Education, 1993.

No Man's Land, edited by James Sexton. Hesperus, 2005.

Plays
The Living Room (produced London, 1953; New York, 1954 ). London, Heinemann, 1953; New York, Viking Press, 1954.
The Potting Shed (produced New York, 1957 ). New York, Viking Press, 1957; revised version (produced London, 1958 ), London, Heinemann, 1958.
The Complaisant Lover (produced London, 1959; New York, 1961 ). London, Heinemann, 1959; New York, Viking Press, 1961.
Carving a Statue (produced London, 1964; New York 1968 ). London, Bodley Head, 1964.
The Third Man: A Film, with Carol Reed. London, Lorimar Films, 1968; New York, Simon and Schuster, 1969.
Alas, Poor Maling, adaptation of his own story (televised, 1975 ). Published in Shades of Greene, London, Bodley Head-Heinemann, 1975.
The Return of A.J. Raffles: An Edwardian Comedy Based Somewhat Loosely on E.W. Hornung's Characters in "The Amateur Cracksman" (produced London, 1975 ). London, Bodley Head, 1975; New York, Simon and Schuster, 1976.
Yes and No, and For Whom the Bell Chimes (produced Leicester, 1980 ). London, Bodley Head, 1983.
The Great Jowett (broadcast, 1980 ). London, Bodley Head, 1981.
Collected Plays. London, Penguin, 1995.

Screenplays
The First and the Last (21 Days), 1937
The New Britain, 1940
Brighton Rock, with Terence Rattigan, 1947
The Fallen Idol, with Lesley Storm and William Templeton, 1948
The Third Man, with Carol Reed, 1950
The Stranger's Hand, with Guy Elmes and Giorgio Bassani, 1954
Loser Takes All, 1956
Saint Joan, 1957
Our Man in Havana, 1960
The Comedians, 1967.

Radio Play
The Great Jowett, 1980.

Television Play
Alas, Poor Maling, 1975.

Poetry
Babbling April. Oxford, Blackwell, 1925.
For Christmas. Privately printed, 1951.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Graham Greene: Cover Gallery part 1

Graham Greene famously classified some of his early novels as 'entertainments' whilst others had a higher literary aim. As I read primarily for entertainment, I couldn't help but be attracted to those books so designated - Stamboul Train, A Gun for Sale, Brighton Rock, The Confidential Agent, etc. Some of his best work would have to include the classic The Third Man, The Ministry of Fear, The Quiet American and Our Man in Havana. Although I've not read it, I gather It's a Battlefield is another good early novel. Greene himself distanced himself from most of his early work and was particularly harsh about two of his early novels (which haven't been reprinted). I can't say I've read all of his books but you probably won't find a duff book amongst any published between 1948 and 1969. He was, after all, a very good writer.

I really can't speak for his later novels: Greene only published two novels in the 1970s and four in the 1980s and by then I was reading science fiction to the exclusion of pretty much everything else. When I picked up Greene's novels in the 1990s, I tended to pick out the older, orange pre-decimal Penguin editions with their intriguing Paul Hogarth covers and his later work has passed me by. I did, however, manage to dig out some cover images, which you'll find in tomorrow's part two.

It's interesting to see how the covers evolved, particularly how Hogarth adapted elements of his early covers for later covers. I'm tempted to say that Hogarth's association with Greene's novels was the longest author/artist team on record, running from 1962 until at least 1986, long outlasting, say, the Josh Kirby/Terry Pratchett team (1984-2001).

The Man Within. London, Heinemann, 1929; New York, Doubleday, 1929.
Penguin Books 0140-03283-5, 1971, 221pp. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [xth imp.] 1977, 220pp.
---- [xth imp.] 1980.
Vintage 0099-28615-7, 2001, 220pp.

The Name of Action. London, Heinemann, 1930; New York, Doubleday, 1931.
(no paperback edition)

Rumour at Nightfall. London, Heinemann, 1931; New York, Doubleday, 1932.
(no paperback edition)

Stamboul Train. London, Heinemann, 1932; as Orient Express, New York, Doubleday, 1933.
Guild Books 110, 1941, 191pp.
Pan Books 220, 1952, 188pp.
Penguin Books 1898, 1963, 221pp, 3/6. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [2nd imp.] 1964. as above
Penguin Books 0140-18532-1 [xth imp.] 1975, *Twentieth-Century Classics ed.
Peacock Books 0140-47108-1, 1977, 216pp.
Vintage 0099-28612-2, 2001, 215pp.
Vintage 0099-47936-6, 2004, xiii+197pp.

It's a Battlefield. London, Heinemann, 1934; New York, Doubleday, 1934; revised edition, Heinemann, 1948; New York, Viking Press, 1962.
Penguin Books 257, 1940, 214pp.
Pan Books 242, 1953, 192pp.
Penguin Books 0140-00257-X, 1971, 201pp.
----, [xth imp.] 1980, 201pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics ed.
Vintage 0099-28222-4, 2002, 202pp.

England Made Me. London, Heinemann, 1935; New York, Doubleday, 1935; as The Shipwrecked, New York, Viking Press, 1953.
Pan Books 288, 1954. Cover by Sax
Penguin Books 0140-03146-4, 1971, 206pp. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [xth imp.] 1975. Movie tie-in.
---- [xth imp.] 1981.
Vintage 0099-28617-3, 2001, 208pp.

The Bear Fell Free. London, Grayson, 1935.
(no paperback edition)

A Gun for Sale. London, Heinemann, 1936; as This Gun for Hire, New York, Doubleday, 1936.
Evergreen Books 14, 19140, 252pp.
Penguin Books 1896, 1963
---- [xth imp.] 1974
---- [xth imp.] 1984
Penguin Books 0140-18540-2 [20th imp.] n.d. (1992?), 186pp, £6.99. Cover photo by Alvin Langdon *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28614-9, 2001, 186pp.

Brighton Rock. London, Heinemann, 1938; as Brighton Rock: An Entertainment, New York, Viking Press, 1938.
Penguin Books 442, 1943
---- [2nd imp.] 1944
---- [3rd imp.] 1948
---- [4th imp.] 1950
---- [5th imp.] 1951
---- [6th imp.] 1952
---- [7th imp.] 1954
---- [8th imp.] 1956, 250pp, 2/6. Design
---- [9th imp.] 1957
---- [10th imp.] 1960
---- [11th imp.] 1961
---- [12th imp.] 1962
---- [13th imp.] 1963, 250pp, 3/6. Cover by Graham Byfield
---- [14th imp.] 1965
---- [15th imp.] 1966
---- [16th imp.] 1968
Penguin Books 0140-00442-4 [17th imp.] 1970 [reset and reprinted from Uniform Edition]
---- [18th imp.] 1970
---- [19th imp.] 1971
---- [20th imp.] 1971
---- [21st imp.] 1972
---- [22nd imp.] 1973
---- [23th imp.] 1974. Cover design by Derek Birdsall
---- [24th imp.]
---- [25th imp.] 1975 [reset and reprinted from Collected Edition]
---- [26th imp.] 1975
---- [27th imp.] 1976
---- [28th imp.] 1976
---- [29th imp.] 1977
---- [30th imp.] 1978
---- [31st imp.] 1979
---- [32nd imp.] 1980
---- [33rd imp.] 1981
---- [34th imp.] 1983
---- [35th imp.] 1983
---- [36th imp.] 1984
---- [37th imp.] 1985, 248pp. £2.50.
---- [38th imp.]
---- [39th imp.]
---- [40th imp.]
---- [41st imp.]
---- [42nd imp]
Penguin Books 0140-27428-6, 1998?
Penguin Books 0141-18244-X, 2000. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-47016-0, 2004, xiii+269pp. [introduction by J. M. Coetzee]
Vintage 0099-47947-1, 2004, xiii+269pp. [trade pb?]. [introduction by J. M. Coetzee]
Vintage 0099-54158-8, 2010. Movie tie-in. [introduction by J. M. Coetzee]

The Confidential Agent. London, Heinemann, 1939; New York, Viking Press, 1939.
Vanguard Library 23, 1954, 247pp.
Penguin Books 1895, 1963, 206pp, 3/6. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [xth imp.] 1971. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Penguin Books 0140-18538-0, 206pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28619-X, 2002, xii+247pp.

The Power and the Glory. London, Heinemann, 1940; as The Labyrinthine Ways, New York, Viking Press, 1940.
Penguin Books 1791, 1962. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [2nd imp.] 1964, 222pp, 3/6. as above
---- [3rd imp.] 1965
---- [4th imp.] 1967
---- [5th imp.] 1967
---- [6th imp.] 1968
---- [7th imp.] 1969. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Penguin Books 0140-01791-7 [xth imp.] 1971 , 222pp.
---- [xth imp.] 1977
---- [xth imp.] 1980
Penguin Books 0140-18499-6, 1991, xii+222pp. *Twentieth-Century Classics
Vintage 0099-28609-2, 2001, xii+222pp.

The Ministry of Fear. London, Heinemann, 1943; New York, Viking Press, 1943.
Penguin Books 1897, 1963, 237pp, 3/6. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Penguin Books 0140-18536-4, 1974. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [xth imp.] Cover by Paul Hogarth
Vintage 0099-28618-1, 2001, 220p.

The Heart of the Matter. London, Heinemann, 1948; New York, Viking Press, 1948.
Penguin Books 1789, 1962. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [2nd imp.] 1965, 264pp, 3/6. as above
---- [3rd imp.] 1966
---- [4th imp.] 1968, 264pp, 4/-. Cover by Paul Hogarth
---- [5th imp.] 1969
---- [6th imp.] 1969. Cover by Paul Hogarth
Penguin Books 0140-01789-5 [xth imp.] 1971
---- [xth imp.] 1977
Penguin Book 0140-27875-3, 1998?
Vintage 0099-28606-8, 2001, 271pp.
Vintage 0099-47842-0, 2004, xiv+255pp. [introduction by James Wood]

More tomorrow.