Henry Green, whom W. H. Auden called 'the finest living English novelist', is the most neglected writer of the last century and the one most deserving of rediscovery by a new generation. This volume brings together three of Henry Green's intensely original novels. Green explored class distinctions through the medium of love. Loving brilliantly contrasts the lives of servants and masters in an Irish castle during World War Two, Living of workers and owners in a Birmingham iron foundry. LIVING, LOVING, PARTY GOING is a brilliant comedy of manners, presenting a party of wealthy travellers stranded by fog in a London railway hotel while throngs of workers await trains in the station below.
About the Author
Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. He was born in 1905 at the family home of his parents, near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England, and was educated at Eton and Oxford. He worked at the family engineering firm for most of his life and pursued a parallel career as a novelist. He married in 1929 and had one son. During WWII he served for the duration in the London Fire Brigade. He died in December 1973.
"Green paints an unforgettable portrait of a doomed, amoral world whose characters, trapped in the fog, are somehow waltzing blithely towards oblivion...cinematic in its intensity" -- Robert McCrum Guardian "Heartbreaking, funny and written with such luminous prose - he's the most brilliant, and neglected, of English writers" Red Magazine "Perhaps the best introduction to another great original of the English novel, who learned from Firbank's economy, but who had his own quite different imaginative world. Loving, set among the servants of an Irish country house, combines his superbly truthful ear for how people really speak with an unforgettable vein of surreal poetry" -- Alan Hollinghurst New York Times "The most original, the best writer of his time" -- Rebecca West "The most gifted prose writer of his generation" -- V. S. Pritchett
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 6th October 2005
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1