images.jpgFrom the press release:

The Random House Group is delighted to announce that Graham Greene’s best-loved titles will soon be available in ebook format for the first time.

Greene is one of the most versatile, prolific, popular and successful British authors of the twentieth century. By his own admission, Greene wrote both ‘entertainments’ and ‘serious novels’. An editor, essayist, playwright and novelist, Greene’s most famous works include Brighton Rock (1938), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Quiet American (1955), Our Man in Havana (1958) and The Honorary Consul (1973). Many of his novels have been turned into films, including the ever-popular The Third Man (1949) and more recently a new version of Brighton Rock starring Helen Mirren and Sam Riley, which will be released in 2011.

Twenty-four of Greene’s novels will be published in ebook format on 2 October 2010 – the anniversary of Greene’s birth – along with two collections of short stories, the Collected Essays and Collected Plays and an ebook edition of Journey Without Maps. The latter will be available simultaneously as a new Vintage Classics print edition, with a foreword by Tim Butcher and an introduction by Paul Theroux. A further seven titles will be published in ebook format in 2011.

The ebooks will be available to readers across the UK and Commonwealth (including Canada) and can be read on PCs, Macs, laptops, the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices. They are published by Vintage Classics, an imprint of The Random House Group, which is also the home of Graham Greene’s print titles. …

Award-winning author Tim Butcher, who retraced Greene’s steps in Journey Without Maps for his book Chasing the Devil (Chatto & Windus) said: “Throughout his career Graham Greene was a great supporter of innovation – he was one of the first full-time film critics in Fleet Street, he embraced reading clubs long before it was fashionable and he was as happy writing screenplays as he was novels. I am certain he would have approved keenly of ebooks and been proud to have his titles published in e-format.”


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