By (author) Elizabeth Bowen
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Hotel by Elizabeth Bowen
Book DescriptionIt's the balmy days of the 1920s and where could be more pleasant for a holiday than a hotel on the Italian Riviera? Filled with prosperous English visitors, the Hotel offers a closed world of wealth and comfort. It also provides the stage for the display of social niceties, for passionate but unspoken love affairs and for the comedy of the shared bathroom. With great wit and insight Elizabeth Bowen's first novel lays bare the intricacies and eccentricities of polite society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099284758
(198mm x 129mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elizabeth Bowen
People, Places, Things, Paperback (November 2008)
This volume collects for the first time essays published in British, Irish, and American periodicals during Bowen's lifetime as well as essays which have never been published before. The essays include Bowen's observations on age, toys, disappointment, writers, and manners.
Bazaar and Other Stories, Paperback (June 2008)
Covering a range of situations - broken engagements, encounters with ghosts, brushes with crime - these previously uncollected stories demonstrate the virtuosity that characterizes all of Elizabeth Bowen's writing.
Time in Rome, Paperback (March 2003)
Presenting an account of a time spent in Rome, the author describes its history, its architecture, its atmosphere, and the famous classical sites in the city.
Shelbourne, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by Elizabeth Bowen
Looking out on Dublin as if from the windows of the Shelbourne, and then turning inward to witness the impact of events on the hotel, the author presents a picture of what was, in the hotel's earlier days, the second city of the Empire, then the battleground of Irish independence and Irish civil strife, and eventually the capital of a republic.
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Bowen
Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, the only child of an Irish lawyer and land-owner. She travelled a great deal, dividing most of her time between London and Bowen's Court, the family house in County Cork which she inherited. Her first book, a collection of shorts stories, Encounters, was published in 1923. The Hotel (1926) was her first novel. She was awarded the CBE in 1948, and received honorary degrees from Trinity College, Dublin in 1949, and from Oxford University in 1956. The Royal Society of Literature made her a Companion of Literature in 1965. Elizabeth Bowen died in 1973.
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