The Selected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen

The Selected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen

Selected and Introduced by Tessa Hadley

Reviews

  • Bowen's stories show the awesome capabilities of the English language and the surprise and mystery of the human soul
    Anne Tyler

About the author

Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, the only child of an Irish lawyer and landowner. She travelled a great deal, dividing most of her time between London and Bowen's Court, the family house in County Cork which she inherited. Her first book, a collection of short stories, Encounters, was published in 1923. The Hotel (1927) was her first novel. She was awarded the CBE in 1948, and received honorary degrees from Trinity College, Dublin in 1949, and from Oxford University in 1956. The Royal Society of Literature made her a Companion of Literature in 1965. She died in 1973.
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