ISBN: 0140186913 / ISBN-13: 9780140186918
Loving; Living; Party Going
by Henry Green
This volume is a collection of three of Henry Green's rich and vital explorations of class distinction as mediated through the experience of love and ... Show synopsis This volume is a collection of three of Henry Green's rich and vital explorations of class distinction as mediated through the experience of love and language. LOVING is set during World War II and examines the lives of servants and their masters in a remote Irish castle. LIVING, published when Green was 24, reflects his own experience working in the family firm in Birmingham. In this novel, Green demonstrates his preoccupation with the close depiction of day-to-day life, contrasting the varying fortunes of the employees and the owners. PARTY GOING, a wonderful example of Green's elaborate and impressionistic prose, presents a party of wealthy travelers with a great deal of money and no sense of responsibility caught by fog in London railway hotel while a crowd of workers wait for a train below.