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Concluding was Henry Green’s seventh novel, initially published in 1948.

Concluding was Henry Green’s seventh novel, initially published in 1948. Concluding’s early pages disappointed me: it contains none of the idiosyncratic grammar, disconnected dialog, seemingly random character appearances that characterize his earlier novels to greater (Loving and Living) or lesser (Back) extents. The mystery of Mary and Merode’s disappearances and Mary’s continued absence is never unraveled for us. Concluding revolves less around the mystery of the disappearances iteself and more around the reactions of the characters to the disappearances. The Henry Green familiar to me from his six earlier books returns at about page 173 in Concluding.

Henry Green's Concluding is an extraordinary novel. Remarkably idiosyncratic, it is a work that may not appeal to everybody equally. Although natural beauty and light's dazzling improvisations illuminate the novel, the recurrent theme of what is secret, underground and buried offers a disturbing and unsettling contrast. Passions bloom abruptly through the dryness and formality of a community stifled by Rules and Directives.

Concluding is a novel by British writer Henry Green first published in 1948. It is set entirely on the expansive and idyllic premises of a state-run institution for girls somewhere in rural England and chronicles the events of one summer's day-a Wednesday, and "Founder's Day"-in the lives of the staff, the students, and several other people living on the grounds. During that day, two girls go missing.

Henry Green, whom W. H. Auden called 'the finest living English novelist', is. .Welcome to Literature Tube Archieve The free online library containing 450000+ books. Auden called 'the finest living English novelist', is the most neglected writer of the last century and the one most deserving of rediscovery by a new generation. This volume brings together three of Henry Green's intensely original novels. Concluding was Green's own favourite of his novels and tells the story of a summer's day and a schoolgirl's disappearance.

Ships from and sold by Carpetbagger Books. Then, just after I finished reading the book, I picked up the book my husband was reading, Roth's "American Pastoral," started reading it, and thought, wait, is this Henry Green I am reading? It sounds just like him. No doubt there are unexplored similarities between Roth and Green, but what I think was happening was that Green's voice is simply so all-encompassingly strong, that at that moment anything I picked up would have sounded like Green.

Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke (29 October 1905 – 13 December 1973), an English author best remembered for the novels Party Going, Living and Loving. He published a total of nine novels between 1926 and 1952. Green was born near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, into an educated family with successful business interests.

Читать бесплатно Concluding Henry Green. Henry Green Concluding. Mr Rock rose with a groan. Crossing to the open bedroom window he shone his torch out on fog. Текст этой книги доступен онлайн: ery blade of grass bore its dark, mist laden string of water. Old and deaf, half blind, Mr Rock said about himself, the air raw in his throat.

Considered by Henry Green to be one of his best novels, Concluding tells the story of the strange events events that occur in a single day at a State-run school for girls. Retired scientist Mr. Rock, "an old man in love with his goose," lives in a cottage with his adult granddaughter Elizabeth.

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Considered by Henry Green to be one of his best novels, "Concluding" tells the story of the strange events events that occur in a single day at a State-run school for girls. Retired scientist Mr. Rock, "an old man in love with his goose," lives in a cottage with his adult granddaughter Elizabeth. Bordering the grounds of the school, the cottage--which the State has given Rock for the duration of his life in gratitude for his scientific contributions--is coveted by the school's two spinsterish governesses, Misses Edge and Baker.

As the story opens, two students are missing. The resultant search for their whereabouts raises numerous fears and questions: have they been harmed? have they left on their own, alone? or have they perhaps been persuaded by the school's only male instructor, Sebastian Birt? how will the governesses keep the news from parents and State authorities until the girls have been found and an acceptable story contrived? will Rock report them for negligence? Meanwhile, as rumors and versions of the girls' disappearance spread through the school, and the governesses attempt to conceal their alarm by preparing for the school's tenth annual Founders Day Ball, the seemingly innocent proceedings take on an air of mystery, intrigue, and impending doom.


Comments: (7)

Syleazahad
Henry Green's novels are all different, each wonderful in their individual ways. His reputation has always been more as a writers' writer than a popular one, with many great writers extolling him. Once hooked in reading him, there's no turning back, but he didn't write that many novels in all -- and stopped writing at a relatively early age. So, one has eventually then to begin re-reading him, with increasing pleasure. In my view the one to start with is "Loving," to get the flavor of his writing. But in my opinion -- and apparently in Green's as well -- his finest is "Concluding" But I would only read that after "Loving," "Party Going" and possibly "Back" before embarking on "Concluding." If you haven't previously read any Henry Green (a nom de plume, by the way) you're possibly in for a wealth of pleasure.
Kinashand
The book was surprisingly hard to put down. It is a glimpse into the hearts and minds of a whole array of characters who live or work at and around a private academy of the future, as the future was imagined in the 1940s.
Hidden Winter
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Cerar
Henry Green was amazing
Fenrinos
This marvelous novel treats one day in the life of 300 girls at a State run girls school, their hapless teachers, the two malevolent bureaucrats who run the place, workers at the institution, granddaughter Elizabeth, the somewhat out of kilter ward of her grandfather, Mr. Rock, a retired but famous scientist, who now lives on the grounds of the school with and for his pets, Ted the goose, Alice the cat, and 400 pound Daisy, a pig par excellance.

It all happens in one end of year day. As the girls prepare for the end of term dance that night, two of their number have disappeared. The two harpie principals continue to scheme through this contretemps to drive Rock from his cottage, while doting granddaughter Liz is fallling in love with a not too stellar lecturer at the school.

As the stories twist and turn we learn a lot about these girls and about life in general. The book is comedic st the end, but has a deep understanding of human nature. You may want to laugh your Agreement out loud to many of the impossible situations, delivered with the driest of wit.

The amazing though utterly commonplace human events of the day are delivered against a backdrop of the finest of studies of two natural processes. The interchanges of thoughts, emotions, dialogue are rendered against beautiful descriptions of sunlight and shadow, brightness and shade, that created in some part by sumptuously described flora—azaleas, rhododendrons, beech and other trees, notably firs. If this is not enough, at the very end of the book (and this is not a spoiler) we encounter flights of starlings, nesting in waves for the night, Ted the goose flying “at speed” through the gathering darkness some six feet off the ground, Alice the cat emerging from the night season and portly Daisy shuffling her way home.

The interplay of floral and faunal movements with the machinations of the administrators, the plotting of the students and the stumbling bumbling progress of Rock, Liz and her man Sebastian is quite a literary feat.

All packed within one day. Green is said to have considered this work of his the most satisfying. I must agree.

Final question for the curious reader: What is Green “concluding” in this late work about a man close to the end of days and his family and familiars? The answer is the work itself.
Arar
another brilliant beauty by green, this one more enigmatic and mysterious than NOTHING or DOTING. set in a sort of training school for girls, the story circles around the disappearance of two girls; the cross-purposes between the school's two principals and a mr. rock who lives in a cottage on the school grounds; and also between mr. rock's daughter recovering from a breakdown and her romance with one of the school's instructors. all in the shadow of an impending school dance. what green nails as always is the way people speak and totally misunderstand each other, all the while creating a seamless setting with his lyrical, idiosyncratic prose. you end up feeling like you understand a little more the inexplicable dance of life.
Concluding (British Literature) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Henry Green
ISBN: 1564782530
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press; 1st Dalkey Archive ed edition (October 1, 2000)
Pages: 213 pages