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Description for The Heat of the Day (Vintage Classics) Paperback. It is wartime London. Stella discovers that her lover Robert is suspected of selling information to the enemy. Harrison, the British intelligence agent on his trail, wants to bargain, the price for his silence being Stella herself. Caught between two men and unsure who she can trust, the flimsy structures of Stella's life begin to crumble. Num Pages: 400 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 214 x 130 x 22. Weight in Grams: 284.
It is wartime London, and the carelessness of people with no future flows through the evening air. Stella discovers that her lover Robert is suspected of selling information to the enemy. Harrison, the British intelligence agent on his trail, wants to bargain, the price for his silence being Stella herself. Caught between two men and unsure who she can trust, the flimsy structures of Stella's life begin to crumble.

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1998
Publisher
Vintage Classics
Condition
New
Number of Pages
400
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780099276463
SKU
9780099276463
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About Elizabeth Bowen
Elizabeth Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, the only child of an Irish lawyer and land-owner. She travelled a great deal, dividing most of her time between London and Bowen's Court, the family house in County Cork which she inherited. Her first book, a collection of shorts stories, Encounters, was published in 1923. The Hotel (1926) was her first ... Read more

Reviews for The Heat of the Day (Vintage Classics)
Probably the most intelligent noir ever written...The situation is surreal, the psychologizing profound, and the eerie inwardness trapped in Bowen's distinctive prose resonates inside a peculiar silence that fills the reader's heart with dread
Los Angeles Times
One of three quintessential London 'war' novels, the others being Patrick Hamilton's Hangover Square and Graham Greene's The End of the ... Read more

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