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To the North by Elizabeth Bowen - Hardcover - FIRST EDITION - 1933 - from Austin Book Cellar (SKU: EB2019)

To the North

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To the North

by Elizabeth Bowen

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, the only child of an Irish lawyer and landowner. Her book Bowen's Court (1942) is the history of her family and their house, in County Cork. Throughout her life, she divided her time between London and Bowen's Court, which she inherited. She wrote many acclaimed novels and short story collections, was awarded the CBE in 1948, and was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1965. She died in 1973.

A young woman's secret love affair leads to a violent and tragic act in one of Elizabeth Bowen's most acclaimed novels. To the North centers on two young women in 1920s London, the recently widowed Cecilia Summers and her late husband's sister, Emmeline. Drawn to each other in the wake of their loss, the two set up house together and gradually become more entwined than they know.

But the comfortable refuge they have made is "a house built on sand"; both realize it cannot last. While Cecilia, capricious and unsure if she can really love anyone, moves reluctantly toward a second marriage, Emmeline, a gentle and independent soul, is surprised to find the calm tenor of her life disturbed for the first time by her attraction to the predatory Mark Linkwater. Bowen's psychological acuity is on full display in a conclusion that plumbs the depths of this seemingly detached young woman in a single, life-shattering moment.

This is a vintage book which will have signs of wear, sometimes significant to the boards. Pages will always be intact with minimal to no stray marks or marginalia, unless otherwise noted. Books may have an owner or gift inscription. Prior to bidding, please inspect pictures closely to ensure you are confident in what you will be getting.

Synopsis

Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, the only child of an Irish lawyer and landowner. Her book Bowen's Court (1942) is the history of her family and their house, in County Cork. Throughout her life, she divided her time between London and Bowen's Court, which she inherited. She wrote many acclaimed novels and short story collections, was awarded the CBE in 1948, and was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1965. She died in 1973.

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Bookseller
Austin Book Cellar US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
EB2019
Title
To the North
Author
Elizabeth Bowen
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
FIRST EDITION
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Date published
1933
Bookseller catalogs
Pre-1945 Fiction;

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