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The Resource Caught, Henry Green ; introduction by James Wood

Caught, Henry Green ; introduction by James Wood

Label
Caught
Title
Caught
Statement of responsibility
Henry Green ; introduction by James Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Blitz, Henry Green served on the London Fire Brigade, and this experience lies behind Caught, published in 1942, when the bombing had only recently ended. Like Green, Richard Roe, the hero of this resolutely unheroic book, comes from the upper class. His wife remains at their country estate, far from the threatened city, while Roe serves under Pye, a professional fireman whose deranged sister once kidnapped Roe's young son, a bad memory that complicates the relationship between these two very different men. The book opens as the various members of the Fire Brigade are having practice runs and fighting boredom and falling into bed with each other in the months before the attack from the air. It ends with Roe, who has been injured in the bombing, back in the country, describing and trying to come to terms with the apocalyptic conflagration, in which he and his fellows were caught, putting into question the very notion of ordinary life. Caught was censored at the insistence of its publisher, Leonard Woolf, when it first came out. This is the first American edition of the book to appear as Green intended"--
Member of
Summary
Dazzling, daring and full of original insight and wit, Henry Green offers a unique view of a class-ridden Britain enduring both war and its aftermath. In the apocalyptic atmosphere of the Blitz, so brilliantly evoked in Caught, gossip spreads like wildfire and the lives of two men are torn apart. In Back, Charley, an amputee, returns from a prison camp to his village and the grave of the woman he loved. Concluding was Green's own favourite of his novels and tells the story of a summer's day and a schoolgirl's disappearance.
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10079624
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1973
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Henry
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York Review books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fire fighters
  • Fathers and sons
  • Life change events
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Caught, Henry Green ; introduction by James Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932385802
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781681370125
Lccn
2016019576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932385802
Label
Caught, Henry Green ; introduction by James Wood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn932385802
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781681370125
Lccn
2016019576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)932385802

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