This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Elizabeth Bowen's most famous novel, THE DEATH OF THE HEART is a piercing story of innocence betrayed. The heroine is Portia, the product of a blithe, itinerant childhood in second-rate European hotels. Her parents dead, she is stranded in the sophisticated and politely treacherous world of her wealthy half-brother's home in London in the thirties. There she meets Eddie, who is handsome, brash, and charming. To Eddie, Portia is at once child and woman, and he fears her gushing love. To Portia, Eddie is the only reason to be alive. But when Eddie follows Portia to a seaside resort, the flash of a cigarette lighter in a darkened cinema illuminates a stunning romantic betrayal -- and sets in motion one of the most moving and desperate flights of the heart in modern literature.As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional society, Elizabeth Bowen reveals herself as a masterful novelist -- one who combines a sense of humor with a devastating gift for divining human motivations. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: It is London in the late 1930s, and into a coterie of rather grand early-middle-aged people the sixteen-year-old orphan Portia is plunged beyond her depth. Disconcertingly vulnerable, Portia is manifestly trying to understand what is going on around her and looking for something that is not there. Evident victim, she is also an inadvertent victimiser - her impossible lovingness and austere trust being too much for her admirer Eddie, who is himself defensive and uncomfortable in this society which has managed to bring them together. In the midst of the rising tension is set perhaps Elizabeth Bowen's most brilliant piece of social comedy, when, at a seaside villa full of rollicking young people, Portia experiences at least temporary relief from the misery Eddie seems determined to bring her.
Inhaltsangabe: Set in London during the 1930s, this is a tale of innocence betrayed, of passion, misunderstanding and the emotional atrophy of grown-ups. When 16-year-old Portia comes to stay with her cool, elegant relations in Windsor Terrace, she meets Eddie, an attractive young philanderer, and falls in love. From the author of THE HEAT OF THE DAY.
Buchbeschreibung Knopf, 1985. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP74741464
Buchbeschreibung Knopf. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0394421728 Meets or exceeds the good condition guidelines. Nice copy. Gift inscription inside cover. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0394421728Z3
Buchbeschreibung Knopf. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2752762677
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803944217283.0
Buchbeschreibung Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Hardcover. Original price intact. Book condition: Fine. DJ: Very Good+. DJ has light toning and a few slight edge bumps. States, "Twelfth printing, May 1978." A very strudy book with clean, unmarked pages. In Brodart archival cover. This book is a masterpiece, and a superb copy of it. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001459
Buchbeschreibung Knopf, 1939. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Collectible: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First American Edition. New York: Knopf, 1939. First American edition. Hardcover. 418 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Light edge wear and fading to the boards. Ink price on front free endpaper. Jacket has edge wear with several small chips and tears, including a two-inch closed tear on the front panel near the spine. Sunned at the spine with soil to the rear panel. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 033564