The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

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Bowen writes of orphaned Portia who goes to live in London with her stepbrother and his wife. Both are wealthy and emotionally unavailable. Portia sets her sights on Eddie, a rough-around-the-edges player who manages to dazzle her because of her youth. I liked Bowen’s talented, witty writing. And how she evolves Portia as a character. But I was reminded that I don’t like how many classics, including this one, rely on unnatural, inflated dialogue to reveal so much of the story.

Gwenamon says: Good

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