The Death of the Heart

The Death of the Heart
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Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 432
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ISBN-10 : 9781984899989
ISBN-13 : 1984899988
Rating : 4/5 (89 Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Death of the Heart by : Elizabeth Bowen

Download or read book The Death of the Heart written by Elizabeth Bowen and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2019-06-05 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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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