The Death of the Heart

The Death of the Heart

Elizabeth Bowen


The loss of life of the Heart may be Elizabeth Bowen's best-known ebook. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks in the back of the polished surfaces of traditional society, Bowen finds herself as a masterful novelist who combines a feeling of humor with a devastating present for divining human motivations.

In this piercing tale of innocence betrayed set within the thirties, the orphaned Portia is stranded within the subtle and in a well mannered way treacherous international of her prosperous half-brother's domestic in London.There she encounters the horny, carefree cad Eddie. To him, Portia is immediately baby and girl, and her fears her gushing love. To her, Eddie is the one reaason to be alive. but if Eddie follows Portia to a sea-side inn, the flash of a cigarette lighter in a darkened cinema illuminates a gorgeous romantic betrayal--and units in movement probably the most relocating and determined flights of the guts in sleek literature.

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