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Bowen, Elizabeth 1899-1973

Works: 616 works in 2,455 publications in 4 languages and 56,448 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Love stories  Drama  Reviews 
Roles: Author of introduction, Compiler, Editor, Creator, Composer
Classifications: PR6003.O6757, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Bowen
The death of the heart by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
145 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in English and German and held by 3,379 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 )
116 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 2,839 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 )
53 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains 79 stories by the author
The house in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
112 editions published between 1926 and 2002 in English and held by 2,202 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 )
40 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,829 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 )
96 editions published between 1929 and 2000 in English and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A novel of Ireland in the Nineteen-Twenties"--Cover
The little girls by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
56 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,716 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 )
69 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of a few days in the lives of an Irish family living in a dilapidated old country house, Montefort, belonging to the middle-aged Antonia, but chiefly occupied by Fred and Lilia Danby and their two daughters, Jane and Maud. The oldest, the former, finds some old love letters in the attic written by the long dead dashing young man Guy Danby to whom Jane's mother was once engaged. These letters read and unread, change the lives of all the family
The hotel by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
75 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in English and held by 1,413 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 )
74 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in London during the twenties, the story centers on the lives of two young women, a recent widow and her sister-in-law
A time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
19 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
People, places, things essays by Elizabeth Bowen ( )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays assembled in this volume were published in British, Irish, and American periodicals during Elizabeth Bowen's lifetime and are collected here for the first time
The bazaar and other stories by Elizabeth Bowen ( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 962 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 )
29 editions published between 1942 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected impressions by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
15 editions published in 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friends and relations by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
62 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and held by 871 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"--P. [4] of cover
The Heritage of British literature by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 836 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
Stories by Katherine Mansfield ( Book )
9 editions published between 1956 and 1960 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is as transparent as clean glass, yet hovers on the edge of poetry. Although Katherine Mansfield was closely associated with D.H. Lawrence and something of a rival of Virginia Woolf, her stories suggest someone writing in a different era and in a vastly different English. Her language is as transparent as clean glass, yet hovers on the edge of poetry. Her characters are passionate men and women swaddled in English reserve -- and sometimes briefly breaking through. And her genius is to pinpoint those unacknowledged and almost imperceptible moments in which those people's relationships -- with one another and themselves -- change forever
English novelists by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
36 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Look at all those roses, short stories by Elizabeth Bowen ( Book )
25 editions published between 1941 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bitha, 1899-1973
Bowen, Bitha.
Bowen, Bitha, 1899-1973
Bowen, Elisabeth, 1899-1973
Bowen, Elizabeth
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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English (1,177)
German (3)
Spanish (1)
French (1)