The Death of the Heart is written by famous author Elisabeth Bowen and is published in 1938.In this novel, Elisabeth writes about the 16 years old orphan. His name was Portia Quayne. He shifted to London to spend his life. Here, he falls in love with the Eddie. This novel has 418 pages and published by anchor press in May 2000.
The novel is set between two wars. The story of a sixteen-year-old orphan girl her parents die and she lives with her half-brother. Thomas is her half-brother and he falls in love with Eddie is the friend of sister-in-law. Portia Quayne is the main character of the novel.Thomas is a successful business man. Anna is a stylish and beautiful woman.
When the novel starts the Portia moves in with Anna and Thomas Quayne when her mother died. Thomas is the sister of Portia. Mr. Quayne had an extramarital affair with Irene mother of Portia. Mr. Quayne divorced Thomas and married with Irene. Mr. Quayne, Irene, and Portia then left England and traveled through Europe. When Portia was sixteen years old his mother died. The Portia is an awkward girl and reserved girl.
The novel is located in 100 best modern novels in Time and the Modern Library.