Elizabeth Bowen


Born
in Dublin, Ireland
June 07, 1899

Died
February 22, 1973

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Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE was an Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer.

Average rating: 3.64 · 17,852 ratings · 1,937 reviews · 140 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Death of the Heart

3.69 avg rating — 6,530 ratings — published 1938 — 42 editions
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The Last September

3.44 avg rating — 2,328 ratings — published 1929 — 24 editions
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The House in Paris

3.72 avg rating — 1,724 ratings — published 1935 — 27 editions
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The Heat of the Day

3.44 avg rating — 1,885 ratings — published 1948 — 28 editions
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Eva Trout

3.39 avg rating — 471 ratings — published 1968 — 20 editions
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The Demon Lover

3.59 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 1945 — 5 editions
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To the North

3.66 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 1932 — 21 editions
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The Collected Stories

4.02 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 1981 — 16 editions
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A World of Love

3.34 avg rating — 382 ratings — published 1955 — 19 editions
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The Little Girls

3.23 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1963 — 16 editions
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More books by Elizabeth Bowen…
“Darling, I don't want you; I've got no place for you; I only want what you give. I don't want the whole of anyone.... What you want is the whole of me-isn't it, isn't it?-and the whole of me isn't there for anybody. In that full sense you want me I don't exist.”
Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart

“A romantic man often feels more uplifted with two women than with one: his love seems to hit the ideal mark somewhere between two different faces.”
Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart

“But to be quite oneself one must first waste a little time.”
Elizabeth Bowen

Polls

November 2017 New School Poll

 
  81 votes, 27.9%

The Godfather by Mario Puzo, 448 pages, 1969
 
  64 votes, 22.1%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 104 pages, 1941
 
  31 votes, 10.7%

Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard, 351 pages, 1984
 
  23 votes, 7.9%

Possession by A.S. Byatt, 555 pages, 1990
 
  22 votes, 7.6%

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, 256 pages, 1927
 
  22 votes, 7.6%

 
  20 votes, 6.9%

Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 318 pages, 1987
 
  13 votes, 4.5%

The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen, 372 pages, 1948
 
  7 votes, 2.4%

 
  7 votes, 2.4%

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