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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1969
ISBN -

£75.00

Eva Trout, Elizabeth Bowen’s last novel, epitomizes her bold exploration of the territory between the comedy of manners and cutting social commentary.


Orphaned at a young age, Eva has found a home of sorts in Worcestershire with her former schoolteacher, Iseult Arbles, and Iseult's husband, Eric. From a safe distance in London, her legal guardian, Constantine, assumes that all's well. But Eva's flighty, romantic nature hasn't entirely clicked with the Arbles household, and Eva is plotting to escape. When she sets out to hock her Jaguar and disappear without a trace, she unwittingly leaves a paper trail for her various custodians–and all kinds of trouble–to follow.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with some lean to spine, some fading to the top (sprayed) edge, and a previous owner's name to the first flyleaf. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with several short tears to the back cover and wear to the corners, and a large repaired tear to bottom of spine.


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Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen was an Irish-British novelist and short story writer, notable for her fiction about life in wartime London.

Bowen and her husband first lived near Oxford, where they socialised with Maurice Bowra, John Buchan and Susan Buchan, and where she wrote her early novels, including The Last September. In 1937, she became a member of the Irish Academy of Letters.

Her final novel, Eva Trout, or Changing Scenes (1968), won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1969 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1970. Subsequently, she was a judge (alongside her friend Cyril Connolly) that awarded the 1972 Man Booker Prize to John Berger for G.

In 1972 Bowen developed lung cancer. She died in University College Hospital on 22 February 1973, aged 73.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with some lean to spine, some fading to the top (sprayed) edge, and a previous owner's name to the first flyleaf. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with several short tears to the back cover and wear to the corners, and a large repaired tear to bottom of spine.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.