By Elizabeth Bowen
One of many "missing" glossy Library a hundred most sensible Novels of the 20 th century at the Board's list.
The loss of life of the Heart could be Elizabeth Bowen's best-known ebook. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks at the back of the polished surfaces of traditional society, Bowen finds herself as a masterful novelist who combines a feeling of humor with a devastating present for divining human motivations.
In this piercing tale of innocence betrayed set within the thirties, the orphaned Portia is stranded within the subtle and in a well mannered way treacherous international of her prosperous half-brother's domestic in London.There she encounters the horny, carefree cad Eddie. To him, Portia is instantaneously baby and girl, and her fears her gushing love. To her, Eddie is the single reaason to be alive. but if Eddie follows Portia to a sea-side inn, the flash of a cigarette lighter in a darkened cinema illuminates a gorgeous romantic betrayal--and units in movement some of the most relocating and determined flights of the center in smooth literature.
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