One-legged Charley Summers is finally home from the war, after several years in a German prison camp, only to find he must now deal with the death of his lover Rose. A shell-shocked romantic - slow, distant, and dreamy - he begins to have trouble telling Rose's half-sister Nancy apart from Rose herself, now buried in the village churchyard. Coping and failing to cope with the quiet realities of daily life, Charley's delusions elevate his timid courtship of a practical and unremarkable young woman into an amnesiac love story both comic and disturbing. A contemporary of Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green was one of the greatest English novelists of the twentieth century, and Back is his most haunting and personal work.

Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

December 1946 : UK Hardback
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Title: Back
Author(s): Henry Green
ISBN: 0-7012-0075-8 / 978-0-7012-0075-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Back (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Henry Green
ISBN: 1-68137-010-7 / 978-1-68137-010-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Back (British Literature Series)
Author(s): Henry Green
ISBN: 1-56478-544-0 / 978-1-56478-544-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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February 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Back
Author(s): Henry Green
ISBN: 1-86046-369-X / 978-1-86046-369-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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February 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Back
Author(s): Henry Green
ISBN: 0-8112-0798-6 / 978-0-8112-0798-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Back (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Henry Green
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Back
Author(s): Henry Green
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK