The Last September Elizabeth Bowen

The Last September

Author: Elizabeth Bowen
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Book Title
The Last September
Author
Elizabeth Bowen
ISBN
9780385720144
The Last September is Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history. In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra, and their friends maintain a skeptical attitude toward the events going on around them, but behind the facade of tennis parties and army camp dances, all know that the end is approaching--the end of British rule in the south of Ireland and the demise of a way of life that had survived for centuries. Their niece, Lois Farquar, attempts to live her own life and gain her own freedoms from the very class that her elders are vainly defending. The Last September depicts the tensions between love and the longing for freedom, between tradition and the terrifying prospect of independence, both political and spiritual. "Brilliant.... A successful combination of social comedy and private tragedy."--The Times Literary Supplement (London)Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Elizabeth BowenPublisher: Anchor BooksPublished: 03/14/2000ISBN: 9780385720144Pages: 320Weight: 0.52lbsSize: 7.94h x 5.26w x 0.69d
The Last September is Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history.

In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra, and their friends maintain a skeptical attitude toward the events going on around them, but behind the facade of tennis parties and army camp dances, all know that the end is approaching--the end of British rule in the south of Ireland and the demise of a way of life that had survived for centuries. Their niece, Lois Farquar, attempts to live her own life and gain her own freedoms from the very class that her elders are vainly defending. The Last September depicts the tensions between love and the longing for freedom, between tradition and the terrifying prospect of independence, both political and spiritual.

"Brilliant.... A successful combination of social comedy and private tragedy."--The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 03/14/2000
ISBN: 9780385720144
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 7.94h x 5.26w x 0.69d
The Last September is Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history.

In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra, and their friends maintain a skeptical attitude toward the events going on around them, but behind the facade of tennis parties and army camp dances, all know that the end is approaching--the end of British rule in the south of Ireland and the demise of a way of life that had survived for centuries. Their niece, Lois Farquar, attempts to live her own life and gain her own freedoms from the very class that her elders are vainly defending. The Last September depicts the tensions between love and the longing for freedom, between tradition and the terrifying prospect of independence, both political and spiritual.

"Brilliant.... A successful combination of social comedy and private tragedy."--The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 03/14/2000
ISBN: 9780385720144
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 7.94h x 5.26w x 0.69d