This story ‘The End of the Affair’ is written by Graham Greene. He is a British novelist. Publication date of this tale is 1951. Heinemann was the publisher of this novel.
The writer of this tale pays attention on two basic characters named Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles. Maurice Bendrix was a growing writer. He belongs to London. He was practicing as an author during second world war.Sarah Miles was the wife of a retainer.Her husband was very powerless domestic servant. The character Bendrix reveals the life story of writer Greene.The character of Sarah focuses on the lady friend of the writer. His friend name was Catherine Walston. He loves her very much.He devoted his book to his friend.
The End of the Affair Novel Review
Sarah and Bendrix started loving each other very rapidly. Their affair was very fast. But Bendrix feels something wrong in a little while.He feels that their concern will end soon.Sarah feels painful and she was hurt from the explicit of his lover.She also confessed protectiveness for Bendrix. Henry was Sarah’s husband.He was very dull and tiresom. But he was very friendly with his wife.As Sarah felt painful by her relationship with Bendrix,she refuses to take divorce from her husband.Bendrix gets angry by her decision. After a short time, there was a bomb exposure at the flat of Bendrix. At that time, Sarah was also there. The condition of Bendrix was very critical.He was near to death.But after this Sarah distance herself from this relationship without giving any specious clarification.
The End of the Affair is the fourth and last of Greene’s explicitly Catholic novels.
After their breakup, Bendrix started feeling distrust whenever he sees Henry. He mostly grasps Henry when he was crossing their mutual corridor. At last,Henry feels doubtful.Meanwhile Bendrix goes for a secretive investigator. He did this to notice Sarah’s new boyfriend. Bendrix finds the diary of Sarah in which he studies that she had prayed to God for Bendrix’s life after the bomb blast in his flat.She promised to God that she will never see him again if he remains alive.Sarah was a brave woman and Greene tries his best to label her struggle.Sarah was suffering from lungs infection.Her disease was at its peak.She died when she was walking in corridor.It was raining there.Many marvelous actions happened to show that Sarah was very loyal woman.By this happening Bendrix may be started trusting God.But he was not feeling love for Him.
This story is very heart touching. Thismarvelous tale is the best novel of the writer.
About Writer Henry Graham Greene
He was a British writer and his pen name is Graham Greene. He was one of the great writer of 20th century, He wrote both serious and entertainment novel. In 1967 he was shortlisted for Nobel Prize for Literature. He wrote 25 novels in his life. He got education from Balliol College, Oxford. His partner in his writing work is Catherine Walston, Lady Walston and Yvonne Cloetta. Some of his best Novels are Journey Without Maps, A Gun for Sale, The Potting Shed, The Honorary Consul, The Tenth Man, The Last Word and Twenty-One Stories.