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The Last September (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Elizabeth Bowen

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ISBN 10: 0140183043 / ISBN 13: 9780140183047
Published by Penguin Classics, 1990
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Title: The Last September (Penguin ...

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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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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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)

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