Graham Greene, one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century, is also unquestionably one of the best novelists known to us. With almost all his novels being made into films, this prodigious writer had introduced to the world a new style of writing, which was interestingly "not a specifically literary style at all” (Evelyn Waugh). His works, most of which were based on the importance of religion, especially Catholicism are known for their appeal and readability and were never tedious. They would often deal with the aspects of good and evil, which lead either to salvation or damnation. However, he also wrote, what he classified as a series of ‘entertainments’ which include several thrillers. An introvert since childhood, Greene was sadly a victim of bipolar disease and would often go through spells of depression. In search of solace, he embraced religion and spiritualism, and thus, became an advocate of Catholicism. What he presented through his novels was a mental anatomy of an individual’s life, marked by his/her happiness, misery and proximity to spiritualism, which ultimately decide his/her fate. Most of his stories are gloomy and tragic, with his characters grappling with the mundane struggles of life. Learn more about this great writer, in the biography below.