Elizabeth Harrower


Born
in Sydney, Australia
February 08, 1928

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Elizabeth Harrower is an Australian novelist and short story writer.

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Elizabeth Harrower is regarded as one of Australia's most important postwar writers, and is enjoying a recent literary revival. Born in Sydney in 1928, her first novel, Down in the City, was published in 1957 and was followed by The Long Prospect (1958) and The Catherine Wheel (1960). Her most well-known work, The Watch Tower, was published in 1966 to huge acclaim. Four years later she finished In Certain Circles , but withdrew it before publication for reasons she has never publicly spoken of. The manuscript was rediscovered recently by her publisher who felt it should be published immediately. Harrower has since received rave reviews, including comparisons
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Average rating: 3.46 · 1,569 ratings · 297 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Watch Tower

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3.58 avg rating — 822 ratings — published 1966 — 6 editions
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In Certain Circles

3.18 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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A Few Days in the Country a...

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The Long Prospect

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Down in the City

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3.73 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1957
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The Catherine Wheel

3.21 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1960 — 6 editions
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Alice

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The Catherine wheel

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“For five days the city had wilted under a hard sky, sweltering in a temperature that stayed fixed in the middle nineties. Even at night there was no relief from the heat. Pyjamas and nighties stuck clammily to damp skin. Half-clad, self-pitying figures rose, exasperated by insomnia, to stumble through darkened rooms in search of a cooler plot than their bed, hoping that, all accidentally, they might waken any gross sleeper the house contained. Cold water ran hot from the taps, and the roads turned to tar.”
Elizabeth Harrower, Down in the City

“Oh, but she wished, she wished that there were someone she could tell.Then, in the middle of this tremendous wish, Alice paused: a great thing was beginning to happen to her. A new thought appeared in her mind, yet Alice recognized it as if it had always been there. The thought said, But I know. I know.
After this she looked the same, and her circumstances didn't alter, but she was a different person altogether.”
Elizabeth Harrower, Alice

“So they had all had more troubles than she. Did that really make them superior? If two men were walking along the street and a brick fell on one, missing the other, did that make the injured one a better person?”
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