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ID
a72
Title
The Grass God
Genre
Novella
Page Count
96
Word Count
21200
Publisher
Cornhill Magazine
Publication Year
1951
Topics
Marriage, Adultery, Gentry

London: John Murray, 1951 (Cornhill Supplement No. 1) A portrait of Fitzgerald, a landowner who is unfeeling in his treatment of his tenants and his wife, and clueless in conducting a summer affair with a young beauty. Also in The Nature of Love (1953).

The New Statesman and Nation says "the effect of the story is to leave the reader feeling bewildered and cheated in mid-air. One is moved by the scenery and the long green summer and never once by Fitzgerald himself." Similarly, the Times Literary Supplement comments that he "does not succeed in giving life to his characters."

Reviews: New Statesman and Nation (December 15, 1951, p. 715, John Raymond, attached) Times Literary Supplement (December 21, 1951, p. 817, Marie Hannah, attached)


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