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  • Published: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407066127
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Back




Back is, according to Jeremy Treglown in his introduction, "Henry Green's most extended attempt to plumb the world of the hunted - and haunted". First published in 1946, it has indeed remained one of Green's most haunting, elegiac novels and one of the most enduring to have focused on the individual human tragedy of the war.

  • Pub date: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407066127
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the Author

Henry Green

Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. Born in 1905 near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England, he was educated at Eton and Oxford and went on to become managing director of an engineering business, writing novels in his spare time. His first novel, Blindness (1926) was written whilst he was still at school and published whilst he was at Oxford. He married in 1929 and had one son, and during the Second World War served in the London Fire Brigade. Between 1926 and 1952 he wrote nine novels, Blindness, Living, Party Going, Caught, Loving, Back, Concluding, Nothing and Doting, and a memoir, Pack My Bag. Henry Green died in December 1973

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Praise for Back

“Green belongs to the mad tradition in English literature Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf.”

V. S. Pritchett


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