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Bowen, Elizabeth 1899-1973

Works: 666 works in 3,282 publications in 7 languages and 70,983 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Short stories, American  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer, win, pre, Creator
Classifications: PR6003.O6757, 823.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Bowen
The death of the heart by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

238 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 3,463 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 )

174 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,852 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 )

85 editions published between 1980 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 79 stories by the author
People, places, things : essays by Elizabeth Bowen( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,145 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 house in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

74 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When eleven-year-old Henrietta arrives at the Fishers' well-appointed house in Paris, she is prepared to spend her day between trains looked after by an old friend of her grandmother's. Little does Henrietta know what fascinations the Fisher house itself contains - along with secrets that have the potential to topple a marriage and redeem the life of a peculiar young boy. By the time Henrietta leaves the house that evening, she is in possession of the kind of grave knowledge that is usually reserved only for adults
The Oxford book of short stories by V. S Pritchett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Scott / The Two Drovers, Nathaniel Hawthorne/ The Birthmark, Edgar Allan Poe / The Fall Of The House Of Usher, ETC
The last September by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

128 editions published between 1929 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel of Ireland in the Nineteen-Twenties"--Cover
Eva Trout, or, Changing scenes by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

63 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an unhappy and fanciful childhood, Eva travels throughout Europe and America in seach of love and serenity
The bazaar and other stories by Elizabeth Bowen( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,678 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
The little girls by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

84 editions published between 1963 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,649 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 )

107 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A World of Love, an uneasy group of relations are living under one roof at Montefort, a decaying manor in the Irish countryside. When twenty-year-old Jane finds in the attic a packet of love letters written years ago by Guy, her mother's one-time fiance who died in World War I, the discovery has explosive repercussions. It is not clear to whom the letters are addressed, and their appearance begins to lay bare the strange and unspoken connections between the adults now living in the house. Soon, a girl on the brink of womanhood, a mother haunted by love lost, and a ruined matchmaker with her own claim on the dead wage a battle that makes the ghostly Guy as real a presence in Montefort as any of the living"--Back cover
A treasury of short stories : favorites of the past hundred years from Turgenev to Thurber, from Balzac to Hemingway ; with biographical sketches of the authors by Bernardine Kielty( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Ivan IIyich; a day in the country, two little soldiers; Quattrocentisteria; the secret sharer; the pace of youth; the coming-out of Maggie; the voice in the night; the old hunter; the doll's house; Babylon Revistied; a telephone call
The hotel by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

101 editions published between 1927 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 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 )

102 editions published between 1932 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,191 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
A time in Rome by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

35 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Bowen's account of a time spent in Rome between February and Easter is no ordinary guidebook but an evocation of a city - its hisotry, its architecture and, above all, its atmosphere. She describes the famous classical sites, conjuring from the ruins visions of former inhabitants and their often bloody activities. She speculates about the immense noise of ancient Rome, the problems caused by the Romans' dining posture, and the Roman temperament, which blended 'constructive will with supine fatalism'. She envies the Vestal Virgins and admires the Empress Livia, who survived a barren marriage. She evokes the city's moods - by day, when it is characterized by golden sunlight, and at night, when the blaze of the moon 'annihilates history, turning everything into a get together spectacle for Tonight
Short story theories by Charles E May( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by twenty short-story writers and critics, ranging from Poe to Gordimer, offers theoretical analyses of and approaches to the short story, considered as a distinct and significant genre
Bowen's Court by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

45 editions published between 1942 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 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
The Heritage of British literature by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 763 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 )

66 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends and relations by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )

21 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and held by 741 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
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The heat of the dayThe collected stories of Elizabeth BowenPeople, places, things : essaysThe house in ParisThe Oxford book of short storiesThe last SeptemberEva Trout, or, Changing scenesThe bazaar and other stories
Alternative Names
Bitha 1899-1973

Bowen, Bitha.

Bowen Bitha (1899-1973)

Bowen E.

Bowen, Elisabeth 1899-1973

Bowen Elizabeth

Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-

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 Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973

Cole, Dorothea 1899-1973

Elisabeth Bowen

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