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Title:
Loving ; Living ; Party going
Author:
Green, Henry, 1905-1973.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, 1993.

©1978
Physical Description:
527 pages ; 20 cm.
General Note:
"Penguin Books."
Language:
English
Contents:
Loving -- Living -- Party going.
ISBN:
9780140186918
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Henry Green explored class distinctions through the medium of love. This volume brings together three of his novels contrasting the lives of servants and masters ( Loving ); workers and owners, set in a Birmingham iron foundry ( Living ); and the different lives of the wealthy and the ordinary, ( Party Going ).

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Author Notes

Writing under the pseudonym Henry Green, Henry Vincent Yorke kept his life as a wealthy industrialist separate from his literary persona. Although he had friends who were authors, he did not travel in literary circles and refused to be photographed, to protect his anonymity.

Yorke was born in 1905 in Gloucestershire, England, and worked as a laborer before becoming managing director of a food engineering firm. From the publication of his first book Blindness (1926), which was begun when he was 17 years old and a student at Eton, he was admired for his unfailing sense of dialogue and characterization for all classes of British life.

Green's last novel, Nothing, was published in 1950. Although he is still relatively unknown in the United States, he is recognized by authors such as John Updike and W. H. Auden as a masterful storyteller and one of the greatest English writers of the 20th century. He died in 1973

(Bowker Author Biography)