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Bowen, Elizabeth 1899-1973

Works: 453 works in 2,442 publications in 13 languages and 57,006 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Records and correspondence  Love stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Compiler, Editor, Creator, Composer
Classifications: PR6003.O6757, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Bowen
The death of the heart by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

187 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about the havoc wrought by inharmonious relationships in a middle-class English family
The heat of the day by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

138 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of espionage and betrayal set in World War II England
The collected stories of Elizabeth Bowen by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

67 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 79 stories by the author
The house in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

125 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young boy waits in Paris for the mother he has never met, the circumstances surrounding his birth are revealed in the story of a brief and passionate love affair between a rich English girl and a Jewish banker
Eva Trout; or, Changing scenes by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

62 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an unhappy and fanciful childhood, Eva travels throughout Europe and America in seach of love and serenity
The last September by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

110 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel of Ireland in the Nineteen-Twenties"--Cover
The little girls by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three aging English ladies attempt, literally and figuratively, to dig up the secret of their childhood, but find only their own damaged selves
A world of love by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

99 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A packet of letters, found in an attic, leads a young girl into the world of love. The attic is in Montefort, which harbours a group of people held together by odd ties of kinship or habit, and haunted by the memory of its former owner
The hotel by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

82 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a group of British tourists vacationing on the Italian Riviera during the 1920s, The Hotel explores the social and emotional relationships that develop among the well-heeled residents of the eponymous establishment. When the young Miss Sydney falls under the sway of an older woman, Mrs. Kerr, a sapphic affair simmers right below the surface of Bowen's writing, creating a rich story that often relies as much on what is left unsaid as what is written on the page. Bowen depicts an intense interpersonal drama with wit and suspense, while playing with and pushing the English language to its boundaries
To the North by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

92 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely, but irresistible, love affair provides the framework for this absorbing novel of passion and solitude. Quiet, aloof and consciously solitary, Emmeline is unprepared for the violence of her attraction to Markie; but once she has succumbed to it, she far surpasses him in the depth and generosity of her surrender. The affairs of Cecilia, Emmeline's vivacious and gregarious sister-in-law, provide a sparkling counterpoint to Miss Bowen's main theme. There is also the girls' worrisome aunt, Lady Waters, a character Evelyn Waugh would be proud to claim, who "enlarged her own life into ripples of apprehension on everybody's behalf." Cool, clear, and wonderfully witty, To the North nonetheless combines passion and perception in the unique manner familiar to admirers of The Death of the Heart and The Heat of the Day
People, places, things essays by Elizabeth Bowen( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout her career, Elizabeth Bowen, the Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer, also wrote literary essays that display a shrewd, generous intelligence. Always sensitive to underlying tensions, she evokes the particular climate of countries and places in "Hungary," "Prague and the Crisis," and "Bowen's Court." In "Britain in Autumn," she records the strained atmosphere of the blitz as no other writer does. Immediately after the war, she reported on the International Peace Conference in Paris in a series of essays that are startling in their evoc
A time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bazaar and other stories by Elizabeth Bowen( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prolific writer of short stories, Elizabeth Bowen claimed towards the end of her life that "a story deals in the not-yet-thought-of but always possible." Covering a range of situations - broken engagements, encounters with ghosts, brushes with crime - these stories demonstrate the virtuosity of technique that characterizes all of Bowen's writing. With this collection, Bowen, gifted with keen social observation, justifies her place in the company of D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, and James Joyce
Bowen's Court by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

32 editions published between 1942 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Bowen (ca.1585/1590-1674) immigrated from England to Swansea, Massachusetts in 1638, and settled at Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Des- cendants and relatives lived in New England, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, California and elsewhere
Collected impressions by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

16 editions published in 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends and relations by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

66 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a soft English summer in the 1920s, the Studdart sisters marry and set up house, one in London and one in a country estate. However, things are not as they seem. Using careful, elliptical prose interspersed with quips and populated by memorable characters, Elizabeth Bowen reveals how these seemingly placid lives are anchored in lies"--Page 4 of cover
The Heritage of British literature by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing or re_introducing us to the pleasures of the most memorable works and writers through the centuries. Lord David Cecil as a poet, Graham Greene as a dramatist, Elizabeth Bowen as a novelist, Kate O'Brien for diaries and journals and Anthony Burgess defines the place of British literature in the contemporary world
English novelists by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

50 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look at all those roses, short stories by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

30 editions published between 1941 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demon lover, and other stories by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

40 editions published between 1945 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bitha 1899-1973

Bowen, Bitha.

Bowen, Bitha 1899-1973

Bowen, Elisabeth 1899-1973

Bowen, Elizabeth

Bowen, Elizabeth D. C. 1899-1973

Bowen, Elizabeth Dorothea Cole

Bowen, Elizabeth Dorothea Cole 1899-1973

Cameron, Elizabeth Bowen.

Cameron, Elizabeth Bowen 1899-1973

Cole, Dorothea 1899-1973

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The heat of the dayThe collected stories of Elizabeth BowenThe house in ParisEva Trout; or, Changing scenesThe last SeptemberThe little girlsA world of loveThe hotel