Eva Trout, or Changing Scenes

Eva Trout, or Changing Scenes

Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) was an Irish-British novelist and short story writer, known for her depiction of life in wartime London. 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.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. 1st edition of Bowen's final novel. Dust jacket in protective cover; price clipped at bottom of front flap; dark green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on cover and spine; top edge light green; deckled edges; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

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