Blindness (British Literatue Series)

Blindness (British Literatue Series)

by Henry Green

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"Blindness is a major novel . . . Every character and every scene is shot through with significance after significance."—The Times [London]See more details below


"Blindness is a major novel . . . Every character and every scene is shot through with significance after significance."—The Times [London]

Editorial Reviews

“A quite astonishing tour de force . . . it announced the entry on the literary stage of the most genuinely original novelist of his day . . . He had an ear which was most delicately and sensitively attuned to every cadence and nuance of the English language as it is actually spoken.”
Angus Wilson
“Henry Green remains one of the few really considerable English novelists of our time.”
New Republic
“As a psychological document it is far too convincing for comfort in its classification as fiction . . . The book is remarkable as the very inner sense of the experience of blindness suffered by a person naturally hyper-sensitive to beauty in all its norms, material and moral.”
New Statesman
“Stark to the point of cruelty . . . Nobody could deny Mr. Green's power.”
The Spectator
“The hopelessness of it all is effectively conveyed and the book has cleverness as well as pathos.”
The Independent
“A rare imagination and sympathy in dealing with a difficult problem.”
V. S. Pritchett
“Green belongs to the mad tradition in English literature—Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf.”
Saturday Review of Literature
“An unusual and compelling book . . . Blindness contains a quantity of keenly observed impressions, expressed in a clear and flexible prose.”
Library Journal
Written in 1926 and 1952, respectively, these are Green's first and last books. Both ponder the nature of love among the upper class. Blindness follows young John Haye, who is blinded in an accident. His mother wishes to palm him off on anyone who'll take him, but when he falls for a poor girl, it's quite a different matter. Doting portrays a couple in a loveless marriage. Husband Arthur becomes infatuated with a younger girl, which sets events in motion. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
British Literature Series
Edition description:
First Dalkey
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Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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