Party Going by Henry Green

"Party Going" is a novel that centers around a group of wealthy, self-absorbed young people waiting for a train to take them to the French Riviera. Their journey is delayed by heavy fog, forcing them to take up residence in a nearby hotel. As they interact with each other and the hotel staff, their shallow, self-involved natures are revealed. The novel explores themes of class, privilege, and the emptiness of a life lived only for pleasure.

The 1845th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 201

Since this book was first published in 1939, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 201.0.

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