The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

The Death of the Heart is a 1938 novel by Elizabeth Bowen set between the two world wars. It is about a sixteen year old orphan, Portia Quayne, who moves to London to live with her half-brother Thomas and falls in love with Eddie, a friend of her sister-in-law.

The 478th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 26th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  2. - 43rd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  3. - 84th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  4. - 88th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  5. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Death of the Heart Paperback 156735 $7.50 $1.97 2000
The Death of the Heart Mass Market Paperback 1612064 $12.95 $2.91
DEATH OF HEART Hardcover 1179765 $139.98 $0.74 1984
The Death of the Heart (Penguin Classics) Paperback 2461712 $4.95 $0.01 1991
The Death of the Heart (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 3932107 $10.29 $0.36 1986
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