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Object ID 003198

Object Name Heart of the Matter, The

Object Desc 1948 Viking edition of Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002882

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General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 20

Object Date 1948

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords books,Graham Greene,WW II,novel,

Title Heart of the Matter, The



Edition 1948 - First Viking edition

Description / Abstract Maj. Henry Scobie is a spy for the English during WWII and is living in Freetown, Sierra Leone with his wife. The story is about a "life-changing moral crisis" and has many Catholic themes.

Physical Description The book has a grey spine and a maroon cover. The spine has maroon lines as well as Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter, and Viking. The front cover has grey lines and GG.

Author Graham Greene (1904-1991)

Author Details Greene was a prominent 20th century British author. He wrote fiction and thriller novels, often with Catholic religious themes. During WWII, he was a spy for the British and was stationed in Africa.




Language English

Publisher Viking

Publisher Details Founded by Harold K. Guinzburg and George S. Oppenheim in New York City on 1 March 1925. It was acquired by the Penguin Group in 1975. Publishes many books of fiction and non-fiction, and children's literature since 1933.

Spine / Label


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Image Caption CMY2882



Date APR 3,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The cover and spine have some discoloration. The top of the spine has started to fray. Corners and edges are worn. Slight discoloration on the inside of the covers. Pages are indented on the left corners.


Date APR 18,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin