"Green's novels reproduce as few do the actual sensation of living."
John Updike author of Rabbit, Run and other celebrated works, is a preeminent American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet.
Henry Green is an excellent author, original in his exploring the classes and the differences that existed in his time. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Judith A Walz
Could not get into this book at all. Prose to intense and flowery. Took a pass and gave it to a resale shop.Published 18 months ago by Debra Tootla
John Updike is one of my favorite writers, but I found reading Henry Green like reading Upstairs, Downstairs in ultra-slow motion.Published 21 months ago by J. M. Walker
I read the three novels on my Kindle. The writing is excellent. The characters become quite alive. The dialog doesn't take long to understand.Published 22 months ago by P. D. Lanser
Penguin Classics publishes LOVING (1945), Henry Green's fifth novel, together with LIVING (1929) and PARTY GOING (1939), his second and third, but with the last book first. Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Roger Brunyate
Another Oxford graduate's great fictional style emanates from this 1945 novel focusing almost excessively upon the "upstairs" help of an Irish mansion owned and occupied by a... Read morePublished on November 5, 2009 by Miami Bob
Henry Green was considered a major English novelist during the forties but his novels are seldom read today. Read morePublished on January 25, 2009 by Steiner
The three novels included in this collection all share Green's notable stylistic quirks and finely drawn characterizations, but the tableaus in which they are staged vary... Read morePublished on September 13, 2008 by D. Cloyce Smith
As far as I can tell the funny thing about the funny syntax in Living is the following. Dang by the way this comment has to appear under the edition introduced by John Updike, an... Read morePublished on April 3, 2008 by Noddy Box