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BOWEN, Elizabeth. Eva Trout or Changing Scenes. New York : Alfred A. Kopf, 1968. First American Edition. Pp (14),-302,(6). 8vo (152 x 218 mm), green cloth, gilt lettering to front board & spine.
Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (b. June 7, 1899, Dublin - d. February 22, 1973, London).
"In Eva Trout the extraordinary gifts that make Eiizabeth Bowen one of the finest of living novelists are more than ever manifest.
Her new novel is a triumph. She describes it as a "tragi-comedy," which differs from her others in that it' "follows the fortunes of one character along whose line of fate the events are strung."
Eva Trout, a great, tall girl, is something of an oddity .. a "natural," an original ... and her dfebastating simplicity makes her an enigma to those around her. Motherless, she has spent her childhood with a father whose obsessive, absorbing love for another man left him with little to spare for his only child. Disappointed by reality, Eva is dangerously half-enmeshed in a world of fantasy and steers in her imperious way an erratic course.
Rural Worcestershire, the Kentish sea coast, the American Middle West, London's Kensngton, Cambridge University, Paris, the glades of Fontainebleau, the lake and woods around a derelict English castle, and finally a great London railway station successively provide the stages, as it were, on which Eva's drama plays itself out with mounting intensity." - from the dj.
Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 35.00
Title: Eva Trout or Changing Scenes. First American Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1968,: 1968
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