A social comedy depicting Anglo-Irish life at the troublesome time of 1920, by the author of THE HOTEL, FRIENDS AND RELATIONS and A WORLD OF LOVE. Originally published by Cape in 1929.
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"A combination of social comedy and private tragedy...brilliant description of Anglo-Irish life at the troublesome time of 1920" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"She is a major writer; her name should appear on any responsible list of the ten most important fiction writers on this side of the Atlantic this century. She is what happened after Bloomsbury...the link that connects Virginia Woolf with Iris Murdoch and Muriel Spark" (Victoria Glendinning)
"A strongly autobiographical portrait of a lost class marking out its final moments - every garden party, every house guest and every flirtation is touched by a sense of impending extinction" ( Guardian)
"Posterity will one day return to Miss Bowen's novels as a repository of clues to the inner life of our times" ( Sunday Telegraph)
"When I read [The Last September] I was knocked out by the sheer magnificence of her writing, the cinematic possibilities, and her obsession with the minutiae and the detail of life... I was totally gripped by the story" (Deborah Warner Glasgow Herald)
Genteel life at 'the 'Big House' continues while the Irish War of Independence rages beyond the gates, but for how long?
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140183043
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1990. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140183043
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140183043
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140183043
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801401830471.0