A World of Love

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Avon, 1978 - Fiction - 188 pages
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User Review  - Maire - Goodreads

I'm in the midst of the worst reading slump I've ever had, so this review may be tainted by that. This is one of Bowen's later works, and unfortunately, my least favorite of hers so far. The concept ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ellie St James - Goodreads

plot - 7/10 - This novel is all about atmosphere and hauntings so, in conventional terms, there isn't much plot characters - 9/10 Quality of writing - 9/10 vitality - 9/10 nutrients - 9/10 continuity of intrigue - 8/10 Read full review

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
45
Section 3
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About the author (1978)

Elizabeth Bowen, distinguished Anglo-Irish novelist, was born in Dublin in 1899, traveled extensively, lived in London, and inherited the family estate-Bowen's Court, in County Cork. Her account of the house, Bowen's Court (1942), with a detailed fictionalized history of the family in Ireland through three centuries, has charm, warmth, and insight. Seven Winters is a fragment of autobiography published in England in 1942. The "Afterthoughts" of the original edition are critical essays in which she discusses and analyzes, among others, such literary figures as Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, Katherine Mansfield, Anthony Trollope, and Eudora Welty. Bowen's stories, mostly about people of the British upper middle class, portray relationships that are never simple, except, perhaps, on the surface. Her concern with time and memory is a major theme. Beautifully and delicately written, her stories, with their oblique psychological revelations, are symbolic, subtle, and terrifying. A Time in Rome (1960) is her brilliant evocation of that city and its layered past. In 1948, Bowen was made a Commander of the British Empire. Bowen died in 1973.

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