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Concluding By Henry Green Concluding 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
  • Title: Concluding
  • Author: Henry Green
  • ISBN: 9781564782533
  • Page: 295
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  • Concluding By Henry Green 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 RConsidered 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.
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    About "Henry Green"

    1. Henry Green

      Henry Green was the nom de plume of Henry Vincent Yorke.Green was born near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, into an educated family with successful business interests His father Vincent Wodehouse Yorke, the son of John Reginald Yorke and Sophia Matilda de Tuyll de Serooskerken, was a wealthy landowner and industrialist in Birmingham His mother, Hon Maud Evelyn Wyndham, was daughter of the second Baron Leconfield Green grew up in Gloucestershire and attended Eton College, where he became friends with fellow pupil Anthony Powell and wrote most of his first novel, Blindness He studied at Oxford University and there began a friendship and literary rivalry with Evelyn Waugh.Green left Oxford in 1926 without taking a degree and returned to Birmingham to engage in his family business He started by working with the ordinary workers on the factory floor of his family s factory, which produced beer bottling machines, and later became the managing director During this time he gained the experience to write Living, his second novel, which he worked on during 1927 and 1928 In 1929, he married his second cousin, the Hon Adelaide Biddulph, also known as Dig They were both great grandchildren of the 1st Baron Leconfield Their son Sebastian was born in 1934 In 1940, Green published Pack My Bag, which he regarded as a nearly accurate autobiography During World War II Green served as a fireman in the Auxiliary Fire Service and these wartime experiences are echoed in his novel Caught they were also a strong influence on his subsequent novel, Back.Green s last published novel was Doting 1952 this was the end of his writing career In his later years, until his death in 1973, he became increasingly focused on studies of the Ottoman Empire, and became alcoholic and reclusive Politically, Green was a traditional Tory throughout his life.

    677 thoughts on “Concluding”

    1. As I was eager to conclude my Henry Green reading with CONCLUDING, I jumped to conclusions and thought it would be concerned with CONCLUDING in the sense of COMING TO AN END That, of course, was wrong, and I should have known it, CONCLUDING from my experience of eight previous Green novels that the word is never used in one single, defined straightforward manner CONCLUDING is much about BEGINNING in fact It is about how we interpret selectively received evidence, make conclusions, and begin to [...]


    2. Master of SimilesHenry Green s versatility as a stylist is astounding His first book, Living, is a 1920 s experiment in Midlands dialect Caught, written during WWII, on the other hand, is a stream of consciousness, neologistic piece to rival Joyce Concluding is something else altogether a post war tale of bureaucratic Britain told through a sequence of similes that are sprinkled like poppies in the herbaceous borders of an English country house that has been turned into a state owned St Trinian [...]


    3. What really happened to Rebecca Becky Bex, and Mary and Merode I ll start these reflections on Henry Green s Concluding by admitting that I especially appreciate his novels, in the same way that I do, in no particular order, fiction by Anita Brookner, Alice McDermott, Marilynne Robinson, and Philip Roth For whatever reasons, even when I find a Henry Green novel confusing, frustrating, or unsettling, I always feel as if I want to reread it again and again.Concluding was Henry Green s seventh nove [...]


    4. Based on a New Yorker article never heard of this author before I guess he s a cult fave of some readers We ll see starting tonight.And here we go into the unknown to me world of Henry Green One of many somewhat obscure to American readers English novelists of the 20th century He and John Cowper Powys might be reasonably grouped together as writers highly thought of by a cult following but otherwise somewhat lost to history in this land at least I got onto this via a recent New Yorker article So [...]


    5. Was an odder book ever written by a major writer One can well understand why no book of Green s is alleged to have sold over 10,000 copies except presumably Loving He famously compared Joyce and Kafka to cats which have licked their plates clean, so that it s no use following in their footsteps In Green s own case, the plate is not even there Reading this was an experience than a pleasure, and each particular scene seemed artfully put together than the overall flow at each dip the water was as [...]


    6. This book has been very frustrating to me, so I ve temporarily abandoned it People seem to be solely self interested, and no one actually listens to what anyone else is saying It is realistic, but maybe I ve had enough of that kind of reality.


    7. Well I really like this book Green s writing is as lovely as ever, spun through an almost spooky lace of mystery If you haven t read Henry Green, this may be the best place to start.


    8. What a very deeply odd book Its like a surreal dream I cannot believe the authors of Never Let Me Go, or Picnic at Hanging Rock didn t draw upon the uncanny atmosphere of this novel It feels as though something malevolent is always just below the surface, with an ominous State as a backdrop A number of times disturbing, macabre events seem to break the surface, and then slide back into the murk I can t even say I completely followed exactly what was happening, or understand some of the dialog, o [...]


    9. fabulous It is suffused with beauty and mystery even if it s about a crotchety old man and his pet goose And a few other things.



    10. An able dissection of a very English crisis the disappearance of two students at an all girls boarding school The plot is revealed almost entirely through dialogue.


    11. A twin to Picnic at Hanging Rock, but which is the good twin and which the bad I think they re both the bad Which is very good


    12. I was, frankly, lost Couldn t place these people, didn t understand them, appreciated the sense of dread that the author built but felt the book didn t go anywhere.


    13. Boring late novel by Green The magic went out of his work after Back Although there are a few good descriptive passages standing out, they are lost in an ocean of dull scenes with dull characters failing to communicate in a very dull way The interplay of light and shadow, and the final walk in the moonlight, would be powerful if it didn t involve such tiresome people We see them from afar, from aside, in a landscape, but never obliquely enough Nothing very interesting is done with the sketchy i [...]


    14. Picnic at Hanging Rock by way of Muriel Spark which should make it my favorite book of all time And yet I felt let down There was a lot of mildly comical dithering amidst lush scenery, but very little concluding of any sort This is the Henry Green way, but in Loving, glimmers of urgency light up the inconsequential from the inside here they stay fully submerged within opaque characters without destinies It s a very Greenian gag for all the girls at the State school to have names starting with M [...]


    15. Green s taut prose style and a classical unity of place and time 18 hours on the grounds of some sort of state run school for girls make for an oddly disconcerting narrative in which the reader never quite gets comfortable Something shocking and overtly bad seems about to break through the uneasy surface at any moment but never quite does There are various threads which could lead to better or worse outcomes were the story to extend over some months, but it is not open ended in the sense that on [...]


    16. Everything you read about Henry Green says that he s one to look at for dialogue and reticence, though I actually enjoyed reading examples pulled from his work and discussed than reading this novel I think this says about me than Green I was impatient at the time of reading, and the book requires a little patience I could tell, though, that it was a very good book, just not what I wanted to be reading at the time Anyway, five stars.This is the story of a day at an English school for girls Two [...]


    17. another brilliant beauty by green, this one 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 [...]


    18. 4.5 stars Really enjoyed his Loving so I stuck with this even when I felt a little lost d it paid off Dialogue involves a deaf and justifiably paranoid old man, a young woman recovering from a mental breakdown, a narcissist who makes silly talk , deluded school administrators, and young girls in their own fantasy worlds This cast of characters often talk to cross purposes and rarely actually communicate with one another This can make for tough going on the reader Nevertheless, it s a fairly bril [...]


    19. This was quirky to say the least I liked all the different storylines, the fact that the entire book is set during one day, and the bizarre ending, but it was hard to keep track of everything All of the girls at the boarding school have names that start with M, which made it nearly impossible to set them apart And since the story is set during one day, a lot of the book was long and dull.


    20. One of Green s best, which is to say remarkably sympathetic, subtle and idiosyncratic Green s touch with dialogue is such a wonder he uses it to reveal character, advance the plot and create versimilitude.


    21. I kept trying to find greater meaning, but I think the story is just subtle, restrained and based in human emotions as opposed to some greater meaning.


    22. A gem of a novel, and prime evidence, as so many writers contend, that Henry Green was the finest English language novelist of the twentieth century.


    23. This is as well written as any, although there is a character that I believe the author based on himself that I found a little pathetic I couldn t get this out of my mind while reading.


    24. Frozen in the high summer of the State A quiet book about a not so future world, from which there are just a few things conspicuously missing.



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