An omnibus edition of three quintessential novels from a unjustly neglected master of early 20th century literature. Features a new and unexpurgated text of Caught, published here for the first time.
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
"The greatest of the English modernists after [DH] Lawrence and
Virginia Woolf" -- James Wood
"Henry Green's novels are among the most dazzling, inventive and individual of the last century" * Daily Telegraph *
"The finest living English novelist" -- W.H. Auden
"The most gifted prose writer of his generation" -- V.S. Pritchett
"His novels made more of a stylistic impact on me than those of any writer, living or dead" -- John Updike