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Elizabeth (Dorothea Cole) Bowen - Assessment, Selected works


Novelist and short-story writer, born in Dublin, Ireland. She moved to England when she was seven, and later lived in London and Italy. In 1923 she published her first collection of short stories, Encounters. Her best-known novels are The Death of the Heart (1938) and The Heat of the Day (1949).

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