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Elizabeth Bowen (1) [1899–1973]

This page covers the author of The Death of the Heart.

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The Death of the Heart 1,442 copies, 32 reviews
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A World of Love 292 copies, 6 reviews
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Friends And Relations 153 copies, 4 reviews
A Time in Rome 129 copies, 2 reviews
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The Shelbourne 35 copies
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Afterthought 8 copies
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Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear (Contributor) 271 copies, 2 reviews
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The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women (Contributor) 145 copies, 3 reviews
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Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (Contributor) 62 copies, 2 reviews
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Love Stories (Contributor) 52 copies
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Tomato Cain and other stories (Introduction) 15 copies
Family: Stories from the Interior (Contributor) 13 copies
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Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, the only child of an Irish lawyer and landowner. Her book Bowen's Court (1942) is the history of her family and their house in County Cork. Throughout her life, she divided her time between London and Bowen's Court, which she inherited. She had friends among the Bloomsbury Group, and was close to Rose Macaulay, who helped her find a publisher for her first book, a collection of short stories called Encounters (1923). During World War II, Elizabeth Bowen lived in London and worked for the British Ministry of Information. She received acclaim for her novels and short story collections, was awarded the CBE (Companion of the Order of the British Empire) in 1948, and was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1965. She died in 1973.

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