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Doting Coleman Dowell British Literature Series

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 Middl. Oh the games people play with themselves and with others and how well Henry Green portrays this through practically the sole use of dialogue following the schemings and evasions of five upper middle class characters searching for a on the often not very sly little extra spice in their lives Being written mainly in dialogue the story rattles along at a fair pace and the characters feel very alive and the story dynamic With a spare half a day you can soon polish this off drawn in instantly and entertainingly although the first page and a half contains the worst of the dialogue so don t let this deter you and you ll come out the other end with a satisfied smile and a need to recommend it to others as I am doing here Enjoy Marriage by Deception you can soon polish this off drawn in instantly and entertainingly although the first page and a half contains the worst of the dialogue so don t let this deter A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you and

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Eton 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 youn. Adulterous misbehavior among upper middle class Londoners in the 1950 s The dialogue is sharp and funny and since it s almost all dialogue that was how I felt generally about the book even if the predictable see saw of the relationships pushed the thing a little too far into straight farce for my taste Green is really really talented and I m going to keep reading him because I have the sense that neither this nor Loving which I read last month or whenever is his best book Somewhere in the catalog there has to be something a bit ambitious I aim to find it A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House youn. Adulterous misbehavior among upper middle class Londoners in the 1950 s The dialogue is sharp and funny and since it s almost all dialogue that was how I felt generally about the book even if the predictable see saw of the relationships pushed the thing a little too far into straight farce for my taste Green is really really talented and I m going to keep reading him because I have the sense that neither this nor Loving which I read last month or whenever is his best book Somewhere in the catalog there has to be something a bit ambitious I aim to find it

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Ger 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. Eh A group of British people all want to sleep with each other but it gets COMPLICATED because some of them are MARRIED and some of them are the CHILDREN of their FRIENDS The novel is done almost entirely in dialogue which was interesting for the first 20 pages and then rapidly became dull and two dimensional Henry Green might still be a great writer but I wish this book hadn t been my introduction to him

  • Paperback
  • 226
  • Doting Coleman Dowell British Literature Series
  • Henry Green
  • English
  • 27 September 2017
  • 9781564782663

About the Author: Henry Green

Anthony Powell and wrote most of his first novel Blindness He studied at Oxford University and there began a friendship and literary rivalry with



10 thoughts on “Doting Coleman Dowell British Literature Series

  1. says:

    The first novel I read by Henry Green was LOVING I instantly had the feeling that I “fell in love with” his writing and I embarked on a journey to discover all of his nine novels Now reading DOTING his last work and my

  2. says:

    A uniue stylisti was fascinated by how he could capture that forties world just through dialogue He make his characters so

  3. says:

    Oh the games people play with themselves and with others and how well Henry Green portrays this through practically the sole use of dialogue following the schemings and evasions of five upper middle class characters searchi

  4. says:

    Five friends become intertwined in a twisted circle of affairs in this short novel written almost completely in dialogue Green is great at that thing called verisimilitude and all of the benefits of using dialogue to enhance story telling can b

  5. says:

    Adulterous misbehavior among upper middle class Londoners in the 1950’s The dialogue is sharp and funny and since it’s almost all dialogue that was how I felt generally about the book even if the predictable see saw of the relationships pushed the thing a little too far into straight farce for my taste Green is really really talented and I’m going to keep reading him because I have the sense that neith

  6. says:

    In a peculiar way it's always comforting to think that we live in particularly amoral self interested times It gives you hope that life can be different So reading an early mid 20th century novel that communicates primarily through excellently written dialogue how people always engineer relationships to their own social a

  7. says:

    Eh A group of British people all want to sleep with each other but it gets COMPLICATED because some of them are MARRIED and

  8. says:

    Written in late 1940s An utterly delicious comedy satire of manners set in post war London Reads a little like a play very short chapters each depicting a scene all in dialogue ‘Green’s novels reproduce as few do the actual sensations of living’ Elizabeth Bowen A couple rather bored with their marriage flirt with ot

  9. says:

    Like a warm but itchy wool sweater Henry Green's novels make me suirm His characters go around and around in circles misunderstanding each other baiting each other scheming to control each other's behavior and feeling affectionate towards each

  10. says:

    35 A satiric comedy of manners about a middle aged married couple in London after WWII Arthur Middleton has a straying eye courting a young female friend of his sons while his wife looks on She reciprocates by beginning a relationship with on

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