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Old Mr Rock, a widower, lives in a cottage with his granddaughter Elizabeth; his household includes Daisy the pig, Ted the goose and Alice the cat, but an additional member threatens in the person of Sebastian Birt, the schoolteacher whom Elizabeth wants to marry. Birt teaches in the state institution for girls run by two authoritarian spinsters, the inseparable Misses Edge and Baker.



One sunny summer's morning, the morning of the Founders' Day Ball, as Mr Rock goes up to the...

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Overview

Old Mr Rock, a widower, lives in a cottage with his granddaughter Elizabeth; his household includes Daisy the pig, Ted the goose and Alice the cat, but an additional member threatens in the person of Sebastian Birt, the schoolteacher whom Elizabeth wants to marry. Birt teaches in the state institution for girls run by two authoritarian spinsters, the inseparable Misses Edge and Baker.



One sunny summer's morning, the morning of the Founders' Day Ball, as Mr Rock goes up to the school to fetch his pig-swill for Daisy, it is discovered that two of the girls have gone missing in the night. As he pursues the unfolding events of this crowded day and eavesdrops on the conversations up at the school and down at the cottage, Henry Green subtly teases out all the hidden ambitions and lusts, the suspicions and jealousies that are rife just beneath the placid surface of the institution. With an unmatched ear for dialogue and an absolute mastery in the depiction of character, he imbues this apparently routine school day with a powerful charge of drama and superb comic effect.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781407066158
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 293 KB

Meet the Author

Henry Green is the pen-name for Henry Vincent Yorke, the son of a prosperous Midlands industrialist. He was born near Tewkesbury in 1905 and was educated at Eton and Oxford, where he wrote his first novel, Blindness, published in 1926. He entered the family business on the factory-floor, and went on to run the firm while writing eight other novels (all to be reissued as Harvill paperbacks). For Angus Wilson he was "one of the few really considerable English novelists of our time", while W.H. Auden considered him to be "the finest living English novelist". Henry Green died in 1973.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    TO BRAVE PACK!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Moon

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    luna

    Bbt

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    Posted February 16, 2014

    Storm

    ((Grrr... lag. POST!)) Storm pads in.

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    Posted February 19, 2014

    The object

    Whimpered (testing)

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    Follows.

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    Posted February 21, 2014

    Darksun

    "Come with me." He pads to res 14.

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    Posted February 21, 2014

    Raben

    " hmmmm" she growls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2011

    Wonderful! In the style of Loving and Party-Going...

    ...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!

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