The collected stories of Elizabeth Bowen

by Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973.

Format: Print Book 1981
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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 observed 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.

The return
The confidante
All saints
The new house
The lover
Mrs. Windermere
The shadowy third
The evil that men do
Sunday evening
Coming home
Ann Lee's
The parrot
The visitor
The contessina
Human habitation
The succession
Making arrangements
The storm
The back drawing-room
Recent photograph
Joining Charles
The jungle
Shoes : an international episode
The dancing-mistress
Aunt Tatty
Dead Mabelle
The working party
The cassowary
Mrs. Moysey
The Tommy crans
The good girl
The cat jumps
The last night in the old home
The disinherited
Her table-spread
The little girl's room
Firelight in the flat
The man of the family
The needlecase
The apple tree
Tears, idle tears
A walk in the woods
A love story
Look at all those roses
Attractive modern homes
The Easter-egg party
No. 16
A queer heart
The girl with the stoop
Unwelcome idea
Oh Madam
Summer night
In the square
Sunday afternoon
The inherited clock
The cheery soul
Songs my father sang me
The demon lover
Careless talk
The happy autumn fields
Ivy gripped the steps
Pink May
Green holly
Mysterious Kor
The dolt's tale
I hear you say so
Gone away
Hand in glove
A day in the dark.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Anglo-Irish. 1899-1973. Some may feel her style is too convoluted for easy digestion; others will find it readily embraceable. Regardless, Bowen told stories furnished with roomfuls of luxurious detail."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Publisher New York :Knopf,1981
Edition 1st Anchor Books ed.
Language English
Description 782 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: page [783].
ISBN 1400096561 (trade pbk.) :
9781400096565 (trade pbk.)
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