Centenary edition - with a new introduction by Sebastian Faulks.
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 1929 and had one son. During WWII he served for the duration in the London Fire Brigade. He died in December 1973.
"Green paints an unforgettable portrait of a doomed, amoral world whose characters, trapped in the fog, are somehow waltzing blithely towards oblivion...cinematic in its intensity" -- Robert McCrum Guardian "Heartbreaking, funny and written with such luminous prose - he's the most brilliant, and neglected, of English writers" Red Magazine "Perhaps the best introduction to another great original of the English novel, who learned from Firbank's economy, but who had his own quite different imaginative world. Loving, set among the servants of an Irish country house, combines his superbly truthful ear for how people really speak with an unforgettable vein of surreal poetry" -- Alan Hollinghurst New York Times "The most original, the best writer of his time" -- Rebecca West "The most gifted prose writer of his generation" -- V. S. Pritchett