Party Going

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Vintage, 2000 - Hotels - 157 pages
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With an Introduction by Tim Parks

A group of rich, spoiled and idle young people heading off on a winter holiday are stranded at a railway station when their train is delayed by thick, enclosing fog.Party Goingdescribes their four-hour wait in a London railway hotel where they shelter from the grim weather and the throngs of workers on the platform below.

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

Take a book that the Guardian rated #63 of the 100 best English novels; add ecstatic praise from John Updike, and you would expect a first rate read. In the case of Party Going by Henry Green, not so ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Not an easy read just because of the way it unfolds and how it remains obscure. However unreal the tone can seem it nevertheless exposes us to a remorseless reality. Nevertheless, a classic in its own time. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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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