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Concluding
     

Concluding

4.8 6
by Henry Green, Eudora Welty (Foreword by)
 

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Henry Green considered Concluding the finest of all his booksConcluding—set in a single summer day—has at its heart old Mr. Rock, a famous retired scientist: he lives in a cottage on the grounds of a girl’s boarding school. Living with him is Elizabeth, his somewhat unstrung granddaughter; his white cat; his white goose; and Daisy, his white pig

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Henry Green considered Concluding the finest of all his booksConcluding—set in a single summer day—has at its heart old Mr. Rock, a famous retired scientist: he lives in a cottage on the grounds of a girl’s boarding school. Living with him is Elizabeth, his somewhat unstrung granddaughter; his white cat; his white goose; and Daisy, his white pig. Miss Edge and Miss Baker—the two inseparable spinster harpies who run the school—scheme to dislodge him from the cottage. Concluding opens with the discovery that two of the schoolgirls have vanished in the night: searching, eavesdropping, worrying, jostling, and giggling all ensue. A love affair, a dance, that magnificent pig, small joys, and low ambitions all stream together, crowding up to the reader’s eye, as Henry Green brews up an enchanting, heartbreaking, and darkly sunny novel.

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Library Journal
Green's 1948 novel won high praise from the likes of Anthony Burgess and John Updike. The obtuse plot offers up an odd string of characters and events at a girls' school when two of the students go missing. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226306117
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1985
Series:
Phoenix Fiction
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Henry Green (1905–1973) was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. He was educated at Eton and Oxford and went on to become the managing director of his family’s engineering business, writing nine novels in his spare time. Anthony Burgess found his books “as solid and glittering as gems.” He also wrote an astonishing memoir, Pack My Bag, published by New Directions.

Eudora Welty (1909–2001), the great novelist and short-story writer, won the Pulitzer Prize and believed that “all serious daring starts from within.”

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Concluding 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry guys, no time to type up the whole speel today! You can read the update at 'grace' res three or ' wolf' res one! Please ACTUALLY READ IT! ~ andromeda.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Come with me." He pads to res 14.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Follows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
" hmmmm" she growls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...a whodunit where one of the primary mysteries is whether anything sinister has happened at all! Contains the same representation of interpersonal goings-on that first attracted me to Green's novels--it's tense and sexy and honest. And, according the back cover, "considered by Green to be one of his best novels." Highly recommend!