The House in Paris (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Publish date: May 1st 1994
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Irish Literature
Tense, compelling. Bowen really knew children. Especially unhappy ones.
baby raptor jesus save me from repressed upper middle class white people.
Rating: 2.75* of fiveThe Book Report: Henrietta and Leopold, two young people in transit, come together at the Paris house of Miss Fisher, a mousy spinster, and her formidable mother Madame Fisher. Henrietta is the granddaughter of an old frenemy of Madame's; Leopold has a less well-explained, more ...
Bowen's writing is gorgeous, and the second part (The Past) fully deserves five stars. However, precocious literary children annoy the fuck out of me, so the first and third parts were not so much to my taste. Still, this was beautiful, lyrical enough to make me want to read more of the author's w...
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