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The Best Graham Greene Books

Updated June 14, 2019 858 votes 271 voters 10.2k views24 items

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List of the best Graham Greene books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Graham Greene is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Graham Greene who want to know which novels they should start reading first. Greene is considered to be one of the greatest authors of the 20th century, and there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.This is a list that features books like The Power and the Glory and The Heart of the Matter. What are Graham Greene's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • 1
    72
    11

    First Published1940

    SubjectsLiterature, Clergy, Classics, Mexico

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    More The Power and the Glory 

    #258 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written#545 of 704 Books That Changed Your Life

  • 2
    74
    14

    The Quiet American

    Graham Greene

    First Published1955-12

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics, Military, Foreign relations of the United States

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, War novel, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    63
    13

    Our Man in Havana

    Graham Greene

    First Published1958-12

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, Cuba, Secret Intelligence Service, Literary criticism

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    58
    15

    First Published1948

    SubjectsMarriage, Literature, Classics, British Cuisine, Africa

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    46
    9

    Brighton Rock

    Graham Greene

    SubjectsNew Age, Literature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction, Thriller, Fiction

  • 6
    60
    30

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, 20th century, Adultery

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
    37
    7

    The Comedians

    Graham Greene

    First Published1966

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8
    24
    4

    The Third Man

    Graham Greene

    SubjectsAustria, British, Classics, Drama, Literature

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Mystery fiction

    More The Third Man 

    #909 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#194 of 245 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

  • 9
    25
    5

    The Honorary Consul

    Graham Greene

    First Published1973

    SubjectsLiterary, Espionage, Argentina, British Cuisine

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Suspense, Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10
    22
    8

    First Published1969

    SubjectsEurope, Literature, Classics, British Cuisine

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    23
    14

    A Burnt-Out Case

    Graham Greene

    First Published1960

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Tragedy, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12
    15
    3

    The Human Factor

    Graham Greene

    First Published1978

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Thriller, Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13
    14
    4

    Orient Express

    Graham Greene
  • 14
    10
    0

    The Lawless Roads

    Graham Greene

    First Published1939

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, History of the Americas, Mexico, Latin America

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Travel, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    16
    7

    First Published1943

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, England

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

  • 16
    12
    4

    Stamboul Train

    Graham Greene

    SubjectsEspionage, Literature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    12
    3

    Monsignor Quixote

    Graham Greene

    First Published1982-09-27

    SubjectsSpain, 20th century, History

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Comic novel, Fiction, Comedy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, Central America

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

  • 19
    12
    7

    A Gun for Sale

    Graham Greene

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20
    13
    11

    First Published1980

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 21
    6
    3

    The Tenth Man

    Graham Greene

    First Published1985-01-01

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, Military

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22
    7
    4

    SubjectsEspionage, Literature, Classics, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23
    6
    6

    England Made Me

    Graham Greene

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction

  • 24
    4
    9

    The Man Within

    Graham Greene

    SubjectsLiterary, Literature, Classics

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Fiction, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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