The Selected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Bowen's stories are novels that have been split open like rocks and reveal the glitter of the naked crystals which have formed them' Vogue

SELECTED AND WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY TESSA HADLEY

A girl shares her secret den. A couple stroll through a ruined city. A man walks into a ladies' hat shop. A teacher dreams of killing her pupil.

Spanning the 1920s to the post-war years, this new selection brings Elizabeth Bowen's finest short stories together for the first time. Elegant and subtle, they showcase Bowen's ability to evoke ineffable emotions - grief, nostalgia, self-consciousness, dread - and combine remarkable psychological insight with vivid settings, from the countryside of Bowen's native Ireland to the streets of her London home after the Blitz.

Encompassing characters from many walks of life and a vast array of moods, these are intricate journeys of domesticity and discovery, of the homely and uncanny, of the mind and body.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784877163
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 262g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 23mm