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The Resource Collected stories, Elizabeth Bowen ; with an introduction by John Banville

Collected stories, Elizabeth Bowen ; with an introduction by John Banville

Label
Collected stories
Title
Collected stories
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Bowen ; with an introduction by John Banville
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A beautiful hardcover edition of the collected stories of "one of the best short story writers who ever lived"--with a new introduction by John Banville. Widely known for her extraordinary novels, including The Heat of the Day, The House in Paris, and The Death of the Heart, Elizabeth Bowen established herself in the front rank of twentieth-century writers equally through her short fiction. This collection includes seventy-nine magnificent stories written over the course of four decades, including such beloved classics as "Mysterious Kor," "The Demon Lover," "Summer Night," "Ivy Gripped the Steps," and "The Happy Autumn Fields." Whether placing her reader in a remote Irish castle or a seaside Italian villa or bomb-scarred London during the Blitz, Bowen was famous for scene setting of almost hallucinatory vividness, but her ability to evoke inner landscapes of spellbinding intensity was even more remarkable. Frustrated lovers, acutely observed children, and even vengeful ghosts inhabit her tales with an urgency and emotional complexity that make it clear that the drama of human consciousness was her central subject. These stories are enduring testimony to Bowen's reputation as a creator of finely chiseled narratives--rich in imagination, psychological insight, and craft--that transcend their time and place"--
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PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1899-1973
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowen, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6003.O6757
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Banville, John
Series statement
Everyman's library ;
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
Collected stories, Elizabeth Bowen ; with an introduction by John Banville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This is a Borzoi book
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, in 1980 and subsequently published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York in 1981"--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First stories. Breakfast ; Daffodils ; The return ; The confidante ; Requiescat ; All saints ; The new house ; Lunch ; The lover ; Mrs Windermere ; The shadowy third ; The evil that men do ; Sunday evening ; Coming homes -- The twenties. Ann Lee's ; The parrot ; The visitor ; The contessina ; Human habitation ; The secession ; Making arrangements ; The storm ; Charity ; The back drawing-room ; Recent photograph ; Joining Charles ; The jungle ; Shoes: An international episode ; The dancing-mistress ; Aunt Tatty ; Dead Mabelle ; The working party ; Foothold ; The Cassowary ; Telling ; Mrs Moysey -- The thirties. The Tommy Crans ; The good girl ; The cat jumps ; The last night in the old home ; The disinherited ; Maria ; Her table spread ; The little girl's room ; Firelight in the flat ; The man of the family ; The needlecase ; The apple tree ; Reduced ; Tears, idle tears ; A walk in the woods ; A love story ; Look at all those roses ; Attractive modern homes ; The Easter egg party ; Love ; No. 16 ; A queer heart ; The girl with the stoop -- The war years. Unwelcome idea ; Oh, madam ; Summer night ; In the square ; Sunday afternoon ; The inherited clock ; The cheery soul ; Songs my father sang me ; The demon lover ; Careless talk ; The happy autumn fields ; Ivy gripped the steps -- Pink May ; Green holly ; Mysterious Kôr ; The dolt's tale -- Post-war stories. I hear you say so ; Gone away ; Hand in glove ; A day in the dark
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 860 pages
Isbn
9781101908181
Lccn
2019017674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1098219280
  • (OCoLC)1098219280
Label
Collected stories, Elizabeth Bowen ; with an introduction by John Banville
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • This is a Borzoi book
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, in 1980 and subsequently published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York in 1981"--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First stories. Breakfast ; Daffodils ; The return ; The confidante ; Requiescat ; All saints ; The new house ; Lunch ; The lover ; Mrs Windermere ; The shadowy third ; The evil that men do ; Sunday evening ; Coming homes -- The twenties. Ann Lee's ; The parrot ; The visitor ; The contessina ; Human habitation ; The secession ; Making arrangements ; The storm ; Charity ; The back drawing-room ; Recent photograph ; Joining Charles ; The jungle ; Shoes: An international episode ; The dancing-mistress ; Aunt Tatty ; Dead Mabelle ; The working party ; Foothold ; The Cassowary ; Telling ; Mrs Moysey -- The thirties. The Tommy Crans ; The good girl ; The cat jumps ; The last night in the old home ; The disinherited ; Maria ; Her table spread ; The little girl's room ; Firelight in the flat ; The man of the family ; The needlecase ; The apple tree ; Reduced ; Tears, idle tears ; A walk in the woods ; A love story ; Look at all those roses ; Attractive modern homes ; The Easter egg party ; Love ; No. 16 ; A queer heart ; The girl with the stoop -- The war years. Unwelcome idea ; Oh, madam ; Summer night ; In the square ; Sunday afternoon ; The inherited clock ; The cheery soul ; Songs my father sang me ; The demon lover ; Careless talk ; The happy autumn fields ; Ivy gripped the steps -- Pink May ; Green holly ; Mysterious Kôr ; The dolt's tale -- Post-war stories. I hear you say so ; Gone away ; Hand in glove ; A day in the dark
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 860 pages
Isbn
9781101908181
Lccn
2019017674
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1098219280
  • (OCoLC)1098219280

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