- Party Going, Henry Green
Party Going, Henry Green
Green, Henry. Party Going. Sixth Printing. 1969 (first published in 1939). Book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Dust jacket illustration by John Banting.
Henry Green is considered one of the great novelists of English modernist literature. He is often compared to Virginia Woolf, which is appropriate here, considering the striking similarity of the jacket illustration to the many that Vanessa Bell rendered for her sister Virginia Woolf’s books. In spite of the nod to Bloomsbury, the plot is pure Noel Coward. It involves a group of people traveling by train to a house party who must take refuge in a hotel when their train is delayed by fog.
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