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Green, Henry 1905-1973

Overview
Works: 131 works in 867 publications in 8 languages and 20,852 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Satire  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  History  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6013.R416, 823.912
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Loving ; Living ; Party going by Henry Green( Book )

103 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class distinction is the common theme: between masters and servants in an Irish castle, owners and workers in a foundry, and the wealthy and working class in a railway station
Loving by Henry Green( Book )

113 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loving is set in the vast hereditary house of the Tennants, an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family, but the story mainly involves their servants. The war has led to a scarcity of experienced staff, and when Eldon the butler dies, Raunce the head doorman is assigned his job. The other servants are taken aback by this irregular promotion, but lovely young Edith, a recent hire, is quite attracted to the older Raunce and a flirtation begins. And it is Edith who discovers Mrs. Tennant's daughter, whose husband is fighting at the front, in bed with a neighbor one morning, scandalizing the whole household. When the Tennants depart for England, Raunce is left in charge of the house and struggles to control its disputatious inhabitants as well as to secure the love of Edith, especially after a precious family jewel disappears. In Loving, Henry Green explores the deeply precarious nature of ordinary life against the background of the larger world at war"--
Concluding; a novel by Henry Green( Book )

68 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concluding tells the story of the strange events that occur in a single day at a State-run school for girls." "Retired scientist Mr. Rock, "an old man in love with his goose," lives in a cottage with his adult granddaughter Elizabeth. Bordering the grounds of the school, the cottage - which the State has given Rock for the duration of his life in gratitude for his scientific contributions - is coveted by the school's two spinsterish governesses, Misses Edge and Baker." "As the story opens, two students are missing. The resultant search for their whereabouts raises numerous fears and questions: have they been harmed? have they left on their own, alone? or have they perhaps been persuaded by the school's only male instructor, Sebastian Birt? how will the governesses keep the news from parents and State authorities until the girls have been found and an "acceptable" story contrived? will Rock report them for negligence? Meanwhile, as rumors and versions of the girls' disappearance spread through the school, and the governesses attempt to conceal their alarm by preparing for the school's tenth annual Founders Day Ball, the seemingly innocent proceedings take on an air of mystery, intrigue, and impending doom."--Jacket
Nothing by Henry Green( Book )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Weatherby wants a more exciting match for her son than Mary Pomfret and decides to take action to break off their engagement. Central to her schemes is Mary's father, John, who used to be Jane's lover and just might be again. Narrated mainly through Henry Green's incomparable comic dialogue, Nothing is a satiric comedy of manners
Back by Henry Green( Book )

56 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Back is the story of Charlie Summer, who is back from the war and a POW camp having lost the woman he loved, Rose, to illness before he left and his leg to fighting. In other words, Charlie has very little to come back to, only memories, and on top of that he has been deeply traumatized by his experience of war. Rose's father introduces him to another young woman, Nancy, and Charlie becomes convinced that she is in fact Rose and pursues her. Back is at once a Shakespearean comedy of mistaken identities, a voyage into the world of madness, and a celebration of the improbable healing powers of love"--
Blindness by Henry Green( Book )

36 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blinded in an accident on his way home from boarding school, John Haye must reevaluate his life and the possibilities for his future. His stepmother - worried that, blind and dependent, he'll spend his life with her - wants to marry him off to anyone who will take him, provided she's of the "right" social class. Contrary to her hopes, John falls in love with the daughter of the town drunk (who is also the town parson). She whisks John off to London, where in this strange city he is confined to a room above a major thoroughfare while she gets on with her life."--Jacket
Doting by Henry Green( Book )

46 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sly exploration of the ways of middle-aged love in London today. It is a story told in straight dialogue, with the barest possible description
Caught; a novel by Henry Green( Book )

56 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Blitz, Henry Green served on the London Fire Brigade, and this experience lies behind Caught, published in 1942, when the bombing had only recently ended. Like Green, Richard Roe, the hero of this resolutely unheroic book, comes from the upper class. His wife remains at their country estate, far from the threatened city, while Roe serves under Pye, a professional fireman whose deranged sister once kidnapped Roe's young son, a bad memory that complicates the relationship between these two very different men. The book opens as the various members of the Fire Brigade are having practice runs and fighting boredom and falling into bed with each other in the months before the attack from the air. It ends with Roe, who has been injured in the bombing, back in the country, describing and trying to come to terms with the apocalyptic conflagration, in which he and his fellows were caught, putting into question the very notion of ordinary life. Caught was censored at the insistence of its publisher, Leonard Woolf, when it first came out. This is the first American edition of the book to appear as Green intended"--
Living, a novel by Henry Green( Book )

55 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Green by Keith C Odom( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving : the uncollected writings of Henry Green by Henry Green( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing ; Doting ; Blindness by Henry Green( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pack my bag : a self-portrait by Henry Green( Book )

25 editions published between 1940 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green's memoirs of growing up in England, the stately home packed with wounded soldiers of World War I, the miseries of Eton, and later his literary career
A novel by Henry Green( Book )

5 editions published between 1946 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dämmerung ; Roman by Henry Green( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blindsein : Roman by Henry Green( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieben : Roman by Henry Green( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1964 in German and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leben Roman by Henry Green( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nichts Roman by Henry Green( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught, back, concluding by Henry Green( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dazzling, daring and full of original insight and wit, Henry Green offers a unique view of a class-ridden Britain enduring both war and its aftermath. In the apocalyptic atmosphere of the Blitz, so brilliantly evoked in Caught, gossip spreads like wildfire and the lives of two men are torn apart. In Back, Charley, an amputee, returns from a prison camp to his village and the grave of the woman he loved. Concluding was Green's own favourite of his novels and tells the story of a summer's day and a schoolgirl's disappearance.The text of Caught used in this edition is based on Green's original manuscript, which was censored by the publisher on first publication, but can be read now for the first time in unexpurgated form
 
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Loving ; Living ; Party going
Alternative Names
Green, H. 1905-1973

Green, Henry 1905-1973

Henry Green angielski pisarz

Henry Green britisk skribent

Henry Green Brits schrijver

Henry Green brittisk författare

Henry Green écrivain britannique

Henry Green englischer Schriftsteller

Henry Green scrittore britannico

Yorke, H. V. (Henry Vincent), 1905-1974

Yorke, Henry

Yorke, Henry V. 1905-1973

Yorke, Henry Vincent.

Yorke, Henry Vincent 1905-1973

Yorke, Henry Vincent, 1905-1974

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Languages
English (645)

German (32)

French (22)

Spanish (8)

Italian (7)

Swedish (4)

Danish (1)

Polish (1)

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LovingConcluding; a novelNothingBackBlindnessDotingCaught; a novelLiving, a novel