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Blindness (1926) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Blinded in an accident on his way home from boarding school, John Haye must reevaluate his life and the possibilities for his future. His stepmother—worried that, blind and dependent, he'll spend his life with her—wants to marry him off to anyone who will take him, provided she's of the "right" social class. Contrary to her hopes, John falls in love with the daughter of the town drunk (who is also the town parson). She whisks John off to London, where in this strange city he is confined to a room above a major thoroughfare while she gets on with her life. Blindness was first published when Henry Green was an undergraduate at Oxford. Highly praised as a master of high-modernism, Green went on to write eight other novels, including Concluding and Doting.

Original title: Blindness
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Nothing, Doting, Blindness (2008) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Henry Green

Edition #1: Blindness

Blindness (1926)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Blindness is a major novel . . . Every character and every scene is shot through with significance after significance." The London Times
  • "As a psychological document it is far too convincing for comfort in its classification as fiction . . . The book is remarkable as the very inner sense of the experience of blindness suffered by a person naturally hyper-sensitive to beauty in all its norms, material and moral." New Republic
  • "Green belongs to the mad tradition in English literature—Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf." V. S. Pritchett
  • "Henry Green remains one of the few really considerable English novelists of our time." Angus Wilson
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Blindness (March 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Champaign, Illinois
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564782656
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.6 in
Pages: 213

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