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The End of the Affair by Graham Greene: Two ways to rediscover the classic #book2movie #audiobook

Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes star in 

The End of the Affair

Graham Greene, born on this day October 2nd in 1904 was one of the world’s great authors. Our Man in Havana, The Third Man, The Quiet American and The End of the Affair some of his most lauded works. Julianne Moore, who starred with Ralph Fiennes and Stephen Rae, received both Oscar and Golden Globe Best Actress nominations for her work in the 1999 film based on The End of the Affair, as did the film’s cinematography. Neil Jordan won the BAFTA for his adaptation of Greene’s novel. The movie is available to stream on Amazon Prime, YouTube, GooglePlay, Vudu and iTunes. 

The logline:
On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed.

About the book:

The novel is available in many formats, hardback, paperback, e-book but for me, learning that Colin Firth recorded an audiobook in 2016—and seeing how I haven't read it—his version may be the one I add to my must-read list of classics.

"This is a record of hate far more than of love," writes Maurice Bendrix in the opening passages of The End of the Affair. And it is a strange hate indeed that compels him to set down the retrospective account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles -- a hate bred of a passion that ultimately lost out to God. Now, a year after Sarah's death, Bendrix seeks to exorcise the persistence of that passion by retracing its course from obsessive love to lovehate. At the start he believes he hates Sarah and her husband, Henry. By the end of the book, Bendrix's hatred has shifted to the God he feels has broken his life but whose existence he has at last come to recognize. Originally published in 1951, The End of the Affair was acclaimed by William Faulkner as "for me one of the best, most true and moving novels of my time, in anybody's language." This Graham Greene Centennial Edition includes a new introductory essay by Michael Gorra.
And just for the sheer joy of hearing Colin Firth’s voice, the actor talks about preparing to read the audiobook for The End of the Affair.