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The House in Paris

He Fishers’ well appointed house in The House EpubParis she is prepared to spend her day between trains looked after by an old friend of her grandmother’s Little does Henrietta know what fascinations the Fisher house itself contains–along I tried man I really tried to get through this fucking thing Got about 34 and my friend asked what it was about I told her and she said That sounds really good So I slammed it closed and said Take it Imagimorphia really tried to get through this fucking thing Got about 34 and my friend asked what it was about I told her and she said That sounds The Book of Beginnings really good So I slammed it closed and said Take it

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One of Elizabeth Bowen’s most artful and psychologically acute novels The House in Paris is a timeless masterpiece of nuance and construction and represents the very best of Bowen’s celebrated work When eleven year old Henrietta arrives at t Elizabeth Bowen is good with brackets The opening scene of one of her books can sometimes seem unrelated to what follows but when you read on an echo of the beginning often closes the story and you finally understand how neatly she has tied the many wide ranging episodes togetherIn this book there is not one but a series of bracketed episodes each opening further sections of back story Then she brings us back in stages to the beginning So neat

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With secrets that have the potential to topple a marriage and redeem the life of a peculiar young boy By the time Henrietta leaves the house that evening she is in possession of the kind of grave knowledge that is usually reserved only for adult What I just what Honestly I felt like I hardly understood a word of this gibberish Not than a few together anyway I did love The Last September and Death of the Heart but what even do the words in the order they are written here meanPart One is overwritten nonsense where children sound like haunted adults and far far too much describing and analyzing of delicate complicated gestures goes on not only for believability but interest I assure you at first I assumed this was my fault and I was missing something But reader I was not I dutifully re read metaphors multiple times in case this was a Virginia Woolf crack the ice situation I could not figure it outPart Two got better Thank goodness The part with Karen and Naomi and mom and the aunt and uncle I got it Still overwritten but we were all on the same plane of comprehension Even some iotas of brilliance that made me remember Oh right this lady wrote The Last September But then the central mystery came back on screen and things got awful again uicklyI persisted until page 185 willing it to get better Instead it got worse I have no idea what on earth she thought Karen or Max were saying half the time And when I did it was far too much effort to parse through for far too little meaningI can t I just can t with this one I m sorry And I am definitely the target audience for this I eat up repressed gazes and interwar melodrama on a regular basis Just one of those life s too short to read bad books situations Disappointing especially since other reviewers I generally trust loved this one but moving on

  • Paperback
  • 269
  • The House in Paris
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9780385721257

About the Author: Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen CBE was an Anglo Irish novelist and short story writer.



10 thoughts on “The House in Paris

  1. says:

    After I had devoured all Virginia Woolf’s books Elizabeth Bowen was my next major crush as a teenager I think it was her poetic evocation of place that thrilled me the most It helped me get out of my narcissistic glass jar and connect with my surroundings I took notice of the world and its detail Bowen added a new depth and delight to my visual response of the external world Many of her novels use the regen

  2. says:

    The station is sounding resounding full of steam caught on light and arches of dark air a temple to the intention to go somewhere A temple to the intention to go somewhere This novel is a temple to the intention to love someone And li

  3. says:

    Elizabeth Bowen is good with brackets The opening scene of one of her books can sometimes seem unrelated to what follows but when you read on an echo of the beginning often closes the story and you finally underst

  4. says:

    I tried man I really tried to get through this fucking thing Got about 34 and my friend asked what it was about I told her and she said That sounds really good So I slammed it closed and said Take it

  5. says:

    I bought the 1940's penguin edition of this book which is really appealing in its simplicity No gimmicks bells or whistles It has a minimalist post war cover and the most animated looking penguin logo ever In hindsight perhaps the austerity w

  6. says:

    Elegant and Melodramatic“This is both a very elegant and a very melodramatic novel” A S Byatt has it right but her introduction from which this comes should absolutely not be read before the book itself More a personal account of her own various experiences with the novel than an aid for the first time reader it man

  7. says:

    In the first rank of the brilliant women writers asserts the New York Times blurb offensively Actually Bowen is in the first rank of the brilliant writers Her craftsmanship is exuisite she is masterful at having her characters express the perfect emotion and if there's a writer of adult novels who can write from a child's vantage point better I don't know who it is The House in Paris is divided into three sections The first and l

  8. says:

    What I just what Honestly I felt like I hardly understood a word of this gibberish Not than a few together anyway I did lo

  9. says:

    When I started this book I wondered if I would make it to the end Everything seemed disjointed No one spoke or acted as real people spoke or acted at least not as I've experienced them The children weren't really children; the adultsnot sure what they wereThen I came to the middle section labeled The Past This section opened the

  10. says:

    Rating 275 of fiveThe Book Report Henrietta and Leopold two young people in transit come together at the Paris house of Miss Fisher a mousy spi

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