The Little Girls (Vintage Classics)

3.21 avg rating
( 221 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099287780: The Little Girls (Vintage Classics)

In 1914 they had been eleven years old - Dicey, Mumbo and Sheikie. Nearly fifty years have gone by since they met at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. One of them, Dicey, a beauty to whom time has so far done little, deliberately convenes the other two - Clare, a successful career woman, and Sheila, a glossy matron, cool and correct Can friendship be taken up where it left off? For there is peril in summoning up the violence and mystification's of childhood. Forces which has been latent in all three are brought uncomfortably near to the surface by this reunion. With its wit and its characteristically brilliant texture, the novel is ingeniously constructed. There is little explanation in THE LITTLE GIRLS, but they are many clues. Even inanimate objects can be important, and random sayings or seemingly trivial events may acquire, retrospectively, a strange significance.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Triumphant . . . the funniest of Miss Bowen's novels." --"The Times" (London) "This story is poetic in its awareness, its stimulus, its beauty of writing; and as full of clues, hints and half-revealed secrets as any thriller." --"The Scotsman" (Edinburgh) "Bowen so thoroughly knows the world she is writing about that she contrives to appear to convey it to us whole. Her fictional insight is made solid by sound psychological insight." -"The New York Times"

From the Back Cover:

In 1914 they had been eleven years old; three little girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the national newspapers to find the other two - Clare, now established with a successful business, and Sheila, a married woman, glossy, chic and correct.

In this brilliantly orchestrated novel, as subtle and compelling as a mystery story, Elizabeth Bowen asks whether friendship can be taken up where it has been left off. What are the revelations - and the dangers - in summoning up childhood?

'There is that recurring shiver of delight...for this story is poetic in its awareness, its stimulus, its beauty of writing; and as full of clues, hints and half-revealed secrets as any thriller' Scotsman

'Elizabeth Bowen's mastery of the shape and form and talk of the world around her combines with her miraculous psychological insight to give us moments of sudden vision' Angus Wilson

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bowen, Elizabeth
Published by Random House (1999)
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House, 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # F4-9780099287780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Bowen, Elizabeth
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1914 they had been eleven years old - Dicey, Mumbo and Sheikie. Nearly fifty years have gone by since they met at St Agatha s, a day school on the South Coast. One of them, Dicey, a beauty to whom time has so far done little, deliberately convenes the other two - Clare, a successful career woman, and Sheila, a glossy matron, cool and correct. Can friendship be taken up where it left off? For there is peril in summoning up the violence and mystification s of childhood. Forces which has been latent in all three are brought uncomfortably near to the surface by this reunion. With its wit and its characteristically brilliant texture, the novel is ingeniously constructed. There is little explanation in THE LITTLE GIRLS, but they are many clues. Even inanimate objects can be important, and random sayings or seemingly trivial events may acquire, retrospectively, a strange significance. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099287780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Bowen, Elizabeth
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1914 they had been eleven years old - Dicey, Mumbo and Sheikie. Nearly fifty years have gone by since they met at St Agatha s, a day school on the South Coast. One of them, Dicey, a beauty to whom time has so far done little, deliberately convenes the other two - Clare, a successful career woman, and Sheila, a glossy matron, cool and correct. Can friendship be taken up where it left off? For there is peril in summoning up the violence and mystification s of childhood. Forces which has been latent in all three are brought uncomfortably near to the surface by this reunion. With its wit and its characteristically brilliant texture, the novel is ingeniously constructed. There is little explanation in THE LITTLE GIRLS, but they are many clues. Even inanimate objects can be important, and random sayings or seemingly trivial events may acquire, retrospectively, a strange significance. Bookseller Inventory # AB99780099287780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bowen, Elizabeth
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800992877800000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bowen, Elizabeth
Published by Vintage (1999)
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1999. Book Condition: New. In 1914 they had been eleven years old; three little girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the national newspapers to find the other two - Clare, now established with a successful business, and Sheila, a married woman, glossy, chic and correct. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 20. Weight in Grams: 274. . 1999. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099287780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Bowen, Elizabeth
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. In 1914 they had been eleven years old; three little girls at St Agatha's, a day school on the South Coast. Fifty years later, Dinah, beautiful as ever, advertises in the national newspapers to find the other two - Clare, now established with a successful business, and Sheila, a married woman, glossy, chic and correct. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 20. Weight in Grams: 274. . 1999. New Ed. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780099287780

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Bowen, Elizabeth
Published by Vintage (1999)
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new ed edition. 256 pages. 7.80x5.08x0.59 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0099287781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Bowen, Elizabeth
Published by Random House
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 38605700

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.35
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Bowen, Elizabeth
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 6038393-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.97
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Bowen, Elizabeth
Published by Vintage (1999)
ISBN 10: 0099287781 ISBN 13: 9780099287780
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099287781

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.63
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book