Title: Eva Trout
Author: Bowen, Elizabeth
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London
Publication Date: 1969
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: D-j has one small tear on back top d-j. Top and bottom edges discolored. Spine cocked.
Synopsis: Eva Trout, Elizabeth Bowen’s last novel, epitomizes her bold exploration of the territory between the comedy of manners and cutting social commentary.
Orphaned at a young age, Eva has found a home of sorts in Worcestershire with her former schoolteacher, Iseult Arbles, and Iseult’s husband, Eric. From a safe distance in London, her legal guardian, Constantine, assumes that all’s well. But Eva’s flighty, romantic nature hasn’t entirely clicked with the Arbles household, and Eva is plotting to escape. When she sets out to hock her Jaguar and disappear without a trace, she unwittingly leaves a paper trail for her various custodians–and all kinds of trouble–to follow.