- 418 pages
- The Death of the Heart
- Elizabeth Bowen
- 14 November 2019 Elizabeth Bowen
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 He 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.
Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE was an Anglo Irish novelist and short story writer.