Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen

by Elizabeth Bowen

Paperback, 1989





Harpercollins Publisher (1989), 782 pages


Contains 79 stories by the author.

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LibraryThing member Ameise1
This book, filled with short stories about women of different types and men who believe the women to understand but can not at all this, was a great reading.
The very different types of women, sometimes girlish, sometimes matrons, sometimes uncertain personalities and then strong character, are described in great detail with all their wishes, their thinking and their anger. The inadequacy of the men, who often made me smile, are presented in detail with every stereotype.
Bowens writing style is fascinating. She writes in such a detailed manner that her stories are perceived as a film. Of course, her figures mostly come from the better society, but this also has to do with the time in which they were written.
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