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  • Published: 15 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099481485
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $27.99
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Nothing, Doting, Blindness


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A contemporary of Evelyn Waugh, admired by Elizabeth Bowen and W.H. Auden, Henry Green is a neglected master of 20th century literature who is ripe for rediscovery.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY D.J. TAYLOR

Three brilliant novels which span Henry Green's career as a novelist and display his unique talents as a writer. Nothing is a tale of the merry-go-round of love, marriage and infidelity, and the ceaseless intergenerational tussle of innocence versus experience. Doting sets the middle-aged male infatuation for pretty girls against the comfortable affection of wives/old friends, delving into the complications of burgeoning affairs and boring marriages. In Blindness, Green's first novel, a young man is blinded in a senseless accident but thereafter discovers new imaginative powers.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099481485
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $27.99

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 Nothing, Doting, Blindness

“Experimental in tone; spare and sensuous by turns, irradiated by stylistic fireworks... his novels are dazzling exercises in form”

D.J Taylor, Independent

“Henry Green's novels are among the most dazzling, inventive and individual of the last century... his writing is wonderfully seductive - as oblique, suggestive and full of surprises as life itself”

Daily Telegraph

“The most curious imagination in the English novel”

V.S. Pritchett


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