Pack My Bag, A Self-Portrait
Henry Green's autobiography written at the age of 35...
First edition, second impression. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.5cm, 246pp.
Henry Green wrote his autobiography in 1940, aged only thirty-five, because he was convinced he wouldn't survive the war. The result is a delightfully wayward and incisive portrait of English society and of the man himself. From reminiscences of a childhood spent among the gentry, to searing descriptions of Eton and Oxford, to reflections on the author's first experiments with prose and with sex, all Green's unique talents as a writer are on offer here, at their most dazzling and accessible.
A good ex-library reading copy. There is a stamp to the title page, and the book lacks the ffep. There is the residue of tape removed to the dustwrapper flaps and pastedowns and tearing to the wrapper at the head of the spine. Small sticker removed from the front of the wrapper. Otherwise the book is clean and perfectly readable.