The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen

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Anchor Books, 2006 - Fiction - 782 pages
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Widely known for her much-admired novels, including The Heat of the Day, The House in Paris, and The Death of the Heart, Elizabeth Bowen established herself in the front rank of the century's writers equally through her short fiction.

This collection brings together seventy-nine magnificent stories written over the course of four decades. Vividly featuring scenes of bomb-scarred London during the Blitz, frustrated lovers, acutely obcerved children, and even vengeful ghosts, these stories reinforce Bowen's reputation as an artist whose finely chiseled narratives—rich in imagination, psychological insight, and craft—transcend their time and place.

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User Review  - Elizabeth Grubgeld - Goodreads

Wry, urbane, devastating, subtle. What more could you ask? Read full review

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User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

My paperback copy from the 80s has disintegrated along with the glue, and long before I got to all the stories. The handful of supernatural stories such as "The Demon Lover" are really wonderful. I'm ... Read full review


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Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, the only child of an Irish lawyer and landowner. Her book Bowen's Court (1942) is the history of her family and their house, in County Cork. Throughout her life, she divided her time between London and Bowen's Court, which she inherited. She wrote many acclaimed novels and short story collections, was awarded the CBE in 1948, and was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1965. She died in 1973.

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