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Doting (1952) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Written almost completely in dialogue, Henry Green's final novel is a biting comedy of manners that exposes the deceptive difference between those who love and those who "dote." Arthur Middleton is a middle-aged member of the upper-middle class living in post-World War II London with his wife. Stuck in a passionless marriage, Arthur becomes infatuated with Annabel, a much younger woman. Their relationship sets into motion a series of intertwining affairs between five close friends less concerned with love than with their attempts to keep the other lovers apart.

Original title: Doting
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

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

Edition #1: Doting

Doting (1952)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "We laugh, but the Middletons and Addinsell are worried hunters in the wilderness of middle age, bewildered by time and by their lost significance, condemned to be tragic as well as absurd . . . Pain gives a maniacal edge to the wild laughter that lies between the absurd lines." V. S. Pitchett
  • "Gleaming new satire . . . in the manner of Green's contemporary Ivy Compton-Burnett . . . If you are interested in the new modes and experiments in fiction, you'll not want to miss it." San Francisco Chronicle
  • "A skillful intaglio of inconstancy which is pleasantly deft and devious." Kirkus
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Doting (March 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Champaign, Illinois
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564782663
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 in
Pages: 226

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