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The death of the heart
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Published:
London ; New York : Penguin Books, Anchor Books, c1966, [2000].
Physical Desc:
317, [418] pages ; 20, [21] cm.
Status:
La Farge
Fiction Bowen, E
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Description
The Death of the Heart is perhaps Elizabeth Bowen's best-known book. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional society, Bowen reveals herself as a masterful novelist who combines a sense of humor with a devastating gift for divining human motivations. In this piercing story of innocence betrayed set in the thirties, the orphaned Portia is stranded in the sophisticated and politely treacherous world of her wealthy half-brother's home in London.There she encounters the attractive, carefree cad Eddie. To him, Portia is at once child and woman, and her fears her gushing love. To her, Eddie is the only reason to be alive. But when Eddie follows Portia to a sea-side resort, the flash of a cigarette lighter in a darkened cinema illuminates a stunning romantic betrayal--and sets in motion one of the most moving and desperate flights of the heart in modern literature.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385720175, 0140183000

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Reprint of the novel first published in 1938.
Description
As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional society, Bowen offers the piercing story of innocence betrayed at a 1930s British seaside resort. "One of the finest, one of the deepest ... of contemporary English novels."--"Saturday Review."
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bowen, E. (19662000). The death of the heart. London ; New York: Penguin Books, Anchor Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973. 19662000. The Death of the Heart. London ; New York: Penguin Books, Anchor Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973, The Death of the Heart. London ; New York: Penguin Books, Anchor Books, 19662000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bowen, Elizabeth. The Death of the Heart. London ; New York: Penguin Books, Anchor Books, 19662000. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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