Party Going

Party Going

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by Henry Green
     
 

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 Going describes their four-hour wait in a London railway hotel where they shelter from the grim weather and the throngs of workers on the platform…  See more details below

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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 Going describes 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Green's works live with ever-brightening intensity—it's like dancing with Nijinsky or Astaire, who lead you effortlessly on." - The Wall Street Journal

"Green's novels— have become, with time, photographs of a vanished England—Green's human qualities - his love of work and laughter; his absolute empathy; his sense of splendour amid loss - make him a precious witness to any age." - John Updike

"Green's books are solid and glittering as gems." - Anthony Burgess

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670541133
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1951
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. He was born in 1905 at the family home of his parents, near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England, and was educated at Eton and Oxford. He worked at the family engineering firm for most of his life and pursued a parallel career as a novelist. He married in 1928 and had one son. During WWII he served in the London Fire Brigade. He died in December 1973.

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