THE HEAT OF THE DAY.
New York: Knopf, 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Gilt cloth. Small stain to top edge, else near fine in a bright dust jacket with a scattering of a few rubbed areas. First American edition. Bowen was an Anglo-Irish writer who, although she lived primarily in England, maintained a large family estate, Bowen's Court, in County Cork, Ireland. She mixed with the Bloomsbury Group, becoming good friends with Rose Macaulay and welcomed Virginia Woolf, among others, to Bowen's Court. In the finest Bloomsbury tradition, Bowen had several extra-marital relationships including one with the American poet May Sarton. The present novel is concerned with the London blitz, Ireland, sex, spies and counter-spies. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #000082
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.