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About 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.

EUDORA WELTY (1909-2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and attended the Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University (where she studied advertising). In addition to short fiction, Welty wrote novels, novellas, essays, and reviews, and was the winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.


The best English novelist.--W. H. Auden
Discomfiting social comedy--think Bunuel meets Forster or Beckett meets Mitford.
The characters and story come alive in an almost incredible way, quite beyond anything achieved by conventional methods of writing.--Terry Southern
Green's books live on with ever-brightening intensity
Such rarity, such marvelous originality, intuition, sensuality and finish...--John Updike
The most gifted prose writer of his generation.--V.S. Pritchett
Lush enough to get lost in.
Henry Green's silences are instruments of sublime communication.--Becca Rothfeld"Something from nothing" (11/08/2017)
A darkly comic romp of rare intensity that confounds as much as it astounds.