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Green, Henry (1905-1973)

The English writer Henry Green (1905-1973) was the author of nine novels. Whether his subject is life on the factory floor in Birmingham in Living (1929), the immensely wealthy young things temporarily trapped in a railway station in Party going (1939) or tense relationships within the voluntary fire service during the Blitz in Caught (1943), his work is characterised by an unconventional emphasis on dialogue, and plotting which is oblique but rewarding.

"Henry Green" was a pseudonym. His real name was Henry Vincent Yorke.

Novels | Omnibus editions | Autobiography and non-fiction | Critical studies

See also:

British Library Manuscripts Catalogue
[Green is entered under Yorke (Henry Vincent)]
Sound Archive Catalogue
UK National Register of Archives
[Green is entered under Henry Vincent Yorke]

 Novels

Back. London: Hogarth Press, 1946. Shelfmark: NN.36575
Later editions: Hogarth Press, 1979. Shelfmark: Nov.38157; With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 1998. Shelfmark: H.98/1856

Blindness. London: J. M. Dent, 1926. Shelfmark: NN.12103
Later editions: J. M. Dent, 1932. Shelfmark: 012600.e.53; Hogarth Press, 1977, Shelfmark: Nov.34664; With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 1993. Shelfmark: H.94/815

Caught. London: Hogarth Press, 1943. Shelfmark: NN.33983
Later editions: Hogarth Press, 1978. Shelfmark: Nov.36687; With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 1991. Shelfmark: H.91/3746; With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 2001. Shelfmark: H.2001/2316

Concluding. London: Hogarth Press, 1948. Shelfmark: NN.38911
Later editions: Penguin Books, 1964. Shelfmark: 11596.a.1/38; Hogarth Press, 1978. Shelfmark: Nov.36686; Harvill, 1997. Shelfmark: H.98/1596

Doting. London: Hogarth Press, 1952. Shelfmark: NNN.2904
Later edition: With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 1998. Shelfmark: H.99/664

Living. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1929. Shelfmark: NN.15262
Later edition: With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 1991. Shelfmark: H.91/3826. With an introduction by Paul Bailey. Vintage, 2000. Shelfmark: H.2001/3601

Loving. London: Hogarth Press, 1945. Shelfmark: NN.35191
Later editions: New York: Viking Press, 1949. Shelfmark: Nov.23949; Penguin, 1954. Shelfmark: 12208.a.1/958; With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 1992. Shelfmark: H.92/637; With an introduction by Sebastian Faulks. Vintage, 2000. Shelfmark: H.2001/4834
Translation: Amour ... Traduit ... par Michel Vinaver. Paris: Gallimard, 1954. Shelfmark: X.908/24368

Nothing. London: Hogarth Press, 1950. Shelfmark: NNN.460
Later edition: With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 1992. Shelfmark: H.94/315
Translation: Rien ... Traduit ... par J. Robert Vidal. Paris: Gallimard, 1955. Shelfmark: X.908/24483

Party going. London: Hogarth Press, 1939. Shelfmark: NN.30693
Later editions: With an introduction by Jeremy Treglown. Harvill, 1996. H.96/2043; Vintage, 2000. Shelfmark: H.2000/2450

 Omnibus editions

Loving; [and], Living; [and], Party going; with an introduction by John Updike. London: Pan Books, 1978. Shelfmark: X.909/42453.
Another edition: Penguin Books, 1978. Shelfmark: X.909/43032

Nothing; [and], Doting; [and], Blindness. London: Pan Books, 1979. Shelfmark: X.908/42775

 Autobiography and non-fiction

Pack my bag: a self-portrait. London: Hogarth Press, 1940. Shelfmark: 2407.c.4
Later editions: Hogarth Press, 1979. Shelfmark: X.989/53199; Oxford University Press, 1989. Shelfmark: YC.1989.a.7277; With an introduction by Sebastian Yorke. Hogarth Press, 1992. Shelfmark: YK.1992.b.1587; With an introduction by Alan Ross.Vintage, 2000. Shelfmark: YC.2000.a.10519

Surviving: the uncollected writings of Henry Green, edited by Matthew Yorke. London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. Shelfmark: YC.1992.b.1180

 Critical studies

Bruce Bassoff, Toward loving: the poetics of the novel and the practice of Henry Green. Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press, 1975. Shelfmark: X:989/54225

A. Hancock, The Life of Henry Yorke and the writing of Henry Green. Warwick: University of Warwick, 1981. Ph.D thesis. Document Supply Shelfmark: D42858/82

Oddvar Holmesland, The Image of contradiction: an approach to the novels of Henry Green. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, 1983. Ph.D. thesis. Document Supply Shelfmark: D46982/83

Oddvar Holmesland, A Critical introduction to Henry Green's novels: the living vision, London: Macmillan, 1986. Document Supply Shelfmark: 86/13871

Sabine von Klass, Die Romane Henry Greens: Textvorgaben und Probleme der Konsistenzbildung. Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universtatsverlag, 1991. (Anglistische Forschungen, Heft 211). Shelfmark: 12981.p.1/211. Document Supply Shelfmark: 0902.7780 (vol 211)

Walter S. McCloskey, The Novels of Henry Green. Harvard University, 1980. Ph.D. thesis. Document Supply Shelfmark: MFR-7863

Rod Mengham, The Idiom of time: the writings of Henry Green. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, 1980. Ph.D thesis. Document Supply Shelfmark: D37121/81

Rod Mengham, The Idiom of the time: the writings of Henry Green. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. Document Supply Shelfmark: 83/08744

Michael North, Henry Green and the writing of his generation. Charlottesville, Va.: University Press of Virginia, 1984. Shelfmark: YA.1988.b.917. Document Supply Shelfmark: 85/01148

Keith C. Odom, Henry Green. Boston, [Mass.]: Twayne, 1978. Shelfmark: X:989/53989

John David Russell, Henry Green: nine novels and an unpacked bag. New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press, [1960]. Shelfmark: 11879.l.15

Andrew Salmon, The Novels of Henry Green: 'A life continuing beyond the book'. Liverpool: University of Liverpool, 1988. Ph.D thesis. Document Supply Shelfmark: DX89328

Edward Stokes, The Novels of Henry Green. London: Hogarth Press, 1959. Shelfmark: 11870.i.59

Patrick Swinden, The English novel of history and society, 1940-1980: Richard Hughes, Henry Green, Anthony Powell, Angus Wilson, Kingsley Amis, V.S. Naipaul. London: Macmillan, 1984 (1985 [printing]). Shelfmark: YC.1987.a.12299

Jeremy Treglown, Romancing: the life and work of Henry Green. London: Faber, 2000. Shelfmark: YC.2001.a.8228; Document Supply Shelfmark: m01/10119

Michel Vinaver, Iphigénie Hôtel: pièce en trois journées, en partie tirée de Amour: roman de Henry Green. [Paris,] 1963. Shelfmark: X.908/2010

Michel Vinaver, "Hotel Iphigenie. In der Bühneneinrichtung von Johannes Schaaf und Juergen Breest nach der deutschen Ubertragung von Walter M. Guggenheimer, etc.", in, Theater heute, no.4, 1964, pp.56-72. Shelfmark: P.903/19

M. D. Waterhouse, Experiments in English fiction 1914-1930, with special reference to Ford Madox Ford and Henry Green. Oxford: University of Oxford, 1981. Ph.D. thesis. Document Supply Shelfmark: D42639/82

Andrew Kingsley Weatherhead, A Reading of Henry Green. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1961. Shelfmark: 11879.cc.36.