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The Green Child
By Graham Greene (foreword by) and Herbert Read
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Capuchin Classics
Publication date July 9, 2010
Pages 174
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780956294746
ISBN-10 095629474X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.50
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: First published in 1935, Herbert Read's only novel is a strange, powerful and original work: a sustained piece of political and philosophical fantasy. It tells the story of Dr Olivero, president of a small South American country, who fakes his own assassination and returns in disguise to the English village of his youth. Arriving late in the evening, he notices that the village stream appears to be running uphill. Intrigued, he follows the stream and comes across a lonely mill where he rescues the Green Child, a speechless creature with semi-transparent flesh, from her sadistic husband. She leads Olivero to the millstream's source and plunges him into her strange, subterranean world.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780811203654
 
from W W Norton & Co Inc (January 1, 1996)
9780811203654 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $8.95
About: The life of a South American political leader is completely changed when he meets a woman from the world of the green people
Paperback
Book cover for 9780811201728 Book cover for 9780811221825 Book cover for 9780956294746
 
With Eliot Weinberger (other contributor), Kenneth Rexroth (other contributor) | Reprint edition from New Directions (October 16, 2013); titled "The Green Child"
9780811221825 | details & prices | 203 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A visionary masterpiece filled with green children, quicksand portals, imaginary countries, revolutionary dictators, and subterranean worldsThe Green Child is the only novel by Herbert Read ― the famous English poet, anarchist, and literary critic.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Graham Greene (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Capuchin Classics (July 9, 2010); titled "The Green Child"
9780956294746 | details & prices | 174 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.50
About: First published in 1935, Herbert Read's only novel is a strange, powerful and original work: a sustained piece of political and philosophical fantasy.
With Kenneth Rexroth (other contributor) | from New Directions (January 1, 1966)
9780811201728 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $11.95
About: "[B]eautifully written.

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