Complete Short Stories (Virago Modern Classics)

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Here are the collected stories of English novelist Elizabeth Taylor, including some only recently discovered. From the awkward passions of lonely holiday-makers to the fresh-faced anticipation of three school friends preparing for their first dance, she wryly captures the ordinary excetionalness of life.

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Elizabeth Taylor (1912-75) is increasingly being recognised as one of the best writers of the twentieth century. She wrote her first book,At Mrs Lippincote's, during the war, and this was followed by eleven further novels and a children's book,Mossy Trotter. Her short stories appeared in Vogue, the New Yorker and Harper's Bazaar. Rosamond Lehmann considered her writing 'sophisticated, sensitive and brilliantly amusing, with a kind of stripped, piercing feminine wit', and Kingsley Amis regarded her as 'one of the best English novelists born in this century'.

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Taylor's writing is honed, even laconic, especially in dialogue. Her wit, while sharp, is buoyant. She focuses on the domestic as a theatre of secret barbarism ... These are Taylor's people, beautifully present and poignant as they play out the comedy of their lives. -- Helen Dunmore * The Times * Taylor has remarkable skill. In all the stories there is a peculiarly satisfying mixture of wit and generosity. Their human depth is such that they can be read again and again. -- Margaret Drabble Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: one of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth. -- Sarah Waters Must Reads: Taylor's wicked, subversive stories are a mordant delight * Sunday Times * Taylor's writing is honed, even laconic, especially in dialogue. Her wit, while sharp, is buoyant. She focuses on the domestic as a theatre of secret barbarism ... These are Taylor's people, beautifully present and poignant as they play out the comedy of their lives -- Helen Dunmore * The Times * Taylor has remarkable skill. In all the stories there is a peculiarly satisfying mixture of wit and generosity. Their human depth is such that they can be read again and again * Margaret Drabble * Elizabeth Taylor is finally being recognised as an important British author: one of great subtlety, great compassion and great depth * Sarah Waters *

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