This study guide will help you analyse the text “A Shocking Accident” by Graham Greene. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, and themes.
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Title: “A Shocking Accident”
Author: Graham Greene
Published in: May We Borrow Your Husband? (collection)
Date of Publication: 1967
Genre: Short Story
Graham Greene (1904-1991) was an English writer who gained popularity through his novels, many of which were approached from a religious (Catholic) point of view. Many of Greene's literary works (thrillers or other novels) have been adapted for film or television. Today, Greene is mostly known for novels such as The Power and the Glory or The End of the Affair.
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