The Death of the Heart Questions and Answers

The Death of the Heart

Death of the Heart recounts the painful process of growing up for an adolescent girl who experiences personal tragedy and must cope with living with relatives who are strangers to her. During the...

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The Death of the Heart

At the beginning of Elizabeth Bowen's novel The Death of the Heart, Portia is only sixteen years old. Her mother has recently died, leaving Portia an orphan, and the girl moves in with her...

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The Death of the Heart

Portia is an sixteen year old orphan who is taken in by her halfbrother (Thomas) and his wife (Anna). They have a luxurious home in London, but they are "emotionally sterile" after their...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2009, 10:05 pm (UTC)

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