Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Heat of the Day
  • Written by Elizabeth Bowen
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780385721288
  • Our Price: $16.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Heat of the Day

The Heat of the Day

Written by Elizabeth BowenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elizabeth Bowen

The Heat of the Day Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Heat of the Day
  • Email this page - The Heat of the Day
  • Print this page - The Heat of the Day
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
fiction (96) novel (28) wwii (20) london (16) 20th century (15)
» see more tags
Synopsis

Synopsis

In The Heat of the Day, Elizabeth Bowen brilliantly recreates the tense and dangerous atmosphere of London during the bombing raids of World War II.

Many people have fled the city, and those who stayed behind find themselves thrown together in an odd intimacy born of crisis. Stella Rodney is one of those who chose to stay. But for her, the sense of impending catastrophe becomes acutely personal when she discovers that her lover, Robert, is suspected of selling secrets to the enemy, and that the man who is following him wants Stella herself as the price of his silence. Caught between these two men, not sure whom to believe, Stella finds her world crumbling as she learns how little we can truly know of those around us.
Elizabeth Bowen

About Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen - The Heat of the Day
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.
Praise

Praise

"Imagine a Graham Greene thriller projected through the sensibility of Virginia Woolf." —The Atlantic Monthly

“[Bowen] startles us by sheer originality of mind and boldness of sensibility into seeking our world afresh. . . . Out of the plainest things--the drawing of a curtain--she can make something electric and urgent." --V. S. Pritchett

"Dense as a poem with symbol and suggestion. . . . The work of a writer [of] rich and winning gifts." —Time

"Miss Bowen [has] power to evoke, suggest and explore down oblique and little-frequented avenues the mysterious centers of human conduct." --The New York Times

  • The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen
  • July 09, 2002
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Anchor
  • $16.00
  • 9780385721288

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: