Elizabeth Bowen

The Heat of the Day

originally published:
London : Jonathan Cape

We offered this copy of the first American edition in our List 41.


  • Burgess 99(1949)

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