Elizabeth Bowen

The Viper of Milan

originally published:



  • Burgess 99(1949)
  • First Book(1906)
  • Modern Library 100 Best Novels(084)
  • Time Magazine 100 Novels(1936)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 6/7/1899
died: 2/22/1973
born as: Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen
nationality: Great Britain

British novelist and short-story writer who employed a finely wrought prose style in fiction frequently detailing uneasy and unfulfilling relationships among the upper middle class. The Death of the Heart (1938), the title of one of her most highly praised novels, might have served for most of them. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature