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Summary The Hotel

The Hotel

Bowen's first novel The Hotel is a wonderful introduction to her disarming perceptive style Following a group of British tourists vacationing on the Italian Riviera during the 1920s The Hotel explores the social and emotional relati. 15 Blergh She did not want to go down to the courts again she knew that if Mrs Kerr sat on here watching her meditatively her play would all go to pieces I have heard so much of your service Today I am really going to watch it This is one of my off days Dear Sydney whenever I come you tell me it s one of your off days Mrs Kerr laughed I m unlucky Oh do you notice that From the moment you come here I never hit anything What on earth do you mean my dear Sydney How terribly sinister It had never occurred to me that my eye might be evil I meant something much prosaic that I happen to miss things Well I somewhat sympathise with Mrs Kerr I too miss things and one of things I have missed was the point of this book I have heard so much praise of Bowen s work that reading her first novel was a huge let down I first read about the The Hotel in connection with the censorship of Radclyffe Hall s The Well of Loneliness When reading up on the history of the trial and the ban of the book in the UK some of the sources cite other books published in 1928 which also are attributed with a lesbian theme Anyway one of the articles referred to The Hotel not being considered for censorship because it was too reticent Reticent indeed I had no expectations or indeed any particular wish to read about any romantic entanglements between the main characters but I did expect the book to have story or a point but it seems that even these eluded me The Hotel is about a group of English tourists mostly women who holiday in a hotel in Italy There is a group of older women a few younger ones and the two main characters Mrs Kerr and Sydney The tourists basically provide the soundboard of conventional upper middle class society against which Mrs Kerr and Sydney develop their friendship though Mrs Kerr is characterised so ambiguously that it is difficult to say whether she is one of the old conventionals or not Anyway so during the holiday Sydney meets Mrs Kerr and the two become friends and somewhat abstain from mingling with the rest of the guests Their friendship is somewhat disrupted however when Mrs Kerr s son arrives at the hotel and one of the other guests a clergyman falls in love with Sydney and proposes to her She refuses then accepts then breaks it off Then guest start to depart Really there is not much of a story What was aggravating than the non story was the writing Yes there were some great paragraphs one my favourites being On still spring nights the thud of a falling lemon would be enough to awake one in terror However they were so few embedded in so much pretentious drivel that just would not come to any point There are situations in life said Mrs Pinkerton face to face with which one is powerless Though she only meant that in the struggle for life one is sorely handicapped by the obligations of nobility The only character that made me finish the book was Sydney who is a straight forward sensible character Doesn t it rain I like it she was moved to exclaim If I were Monet and alive now I would paint this and present the picture to the PLM as a poster for the C te d Azur She smiled out at the rain with an air of complicity Salvage to her disarming perceptive style Following a group of British Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, tourists vacationing on Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle the 1920s The Hotel explores Broken Horse (Saddle Club, the social and emotional relati. 15 Blergh She did not want Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible to go down Will in the World to How Baking Works that if Mrs Kerr sat on here watching her meditatively her play would all go The Summer House to watch it This is one of my off days Dear Sydney whenever I come you The Seance tell me it s one of your off days Mrs Kerr laughed I m unlucky Oh do you notice Crap Crimes that From Horse Tale (Saddle Club, the moment you come here I never hit anything What on earth do you mean my dear Sydney How The Best of Daughters terribly sinister It had never occurred Unclaimed Experience to me Indurain: La historia definitiva del mejor corredor del Tour de Francia (Córner) that I happen The Inbetweeners Scriptbook to miss Out of Breath (Breathing, things Well I somewhat sympathise with Mrs Kerr I A Profound Secret too miss Moby-Dick things and one of The Double Silence things I have missed was Enemies of Promise the point of Behind Bars that reading her first novel was a huge let down I first read about Walking For Fitness the The Hotel in connection with Naked. 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Ing a rich story that often relies as much on what is left unsaid as what is written on the page Bowen depicts an intense interpersonal drama with wit and suspense while playing with and pushing the English language to its boundarie. At the beginning I couldnt uite work out what this book was really about It was like Enchanted April without the enchantment and Room with a View with lots of Rooms in the Hotel and views of Italy but no passion However about half way through I became absolutely intrigued by this novel and by Sydney the complicated central character There are lots of interesting reflections on time on seizing the day and the sorts of relationship that can help us get through life all taking place in the Italian countryside Strangely there is almost no mention of any Italians It all feels a little unreal these little Englanders put together in a hotel for the holiday and hardly venturing out Its a strange book with uite a few relationships and things that are never fully explained and the writing is very dense at times but beautiful I found There is one scene in a river valley which is completely stuck in my head and haunting me It was altogether very enjoyable and to my taste


10 thoughts on “The Hotel

  1. says:

    A Room with a View was very much in my mind as I read this early work of Elizabeth Bowen's Like E M Forster's fam

  2. says:

    15 Blergh She did not want to go down to the courts again; she knew that if Mrs Kerr sat on here watching her meditatively her play would all go to pieces‘I have heard so much of your service Today I am really going to watch it’‘This is one of my off days’ ‘Dear Sydney whenever I come you tell me it’s one of your off days’ Mrs Kerr laughed ‘I’m unlucky’‘Oh do you notice that? From the moment you

  3. says:

    ”An hotel you know is a great place for friendships”“Mustn’t that be” said Ronald “what people come out for?”“Perhaps some—”
“But are there really people who would do that?” asked Ronald sharply i

  4. says:

    Sometimes described as a 1920s Jane Austen bit of a stretch but I see likeness to Anita Brookner Relatively light character rather than plot driven but some intriguing and well observed social insights and very

  5. says:

    Bowen's first novel is so evocative of other writers E M Forster came first to mind given the setting of upper

  6. says:

    Back in April 2016 I read Elizabeth Bowen’s The Death of the Heart a brilliant book that made my end of year highlights First published in 1927 The Hotel was Bowen’s first novel It’s a striking debut a story of unsuitable attachments and

  7. says:

    At the beginning I couldnt uite work out what this book was really about It was like Enchanted April without the enchantment and Room with a View with lots of Rooms in the Hotel and views of Italy but no passion However about half way through I

  8. says:

    My my but a rather disappointing read There was one scene I found rather amusing but on the whole nothing really happens it's hard to like any of the characters and if this is what it was like to be a wealthy British citizen in the late 1920s

  9. says:

    I was wanting to love her lesbian Early 20th century Something of a classic But this took me FOREVER to get through I was bored and yet it was completely up my alley sea resort hotel populated by upper middle class British people Comedy of manners But not so funny or interesting alas

  10. says:

    This was my first book by Elizabeth Bowen I liked it well enough though it was a bit confusing and difficult to follow at times Bowen's prose is Modernist and she uses a modified version of Woolf's free indirect discourse to good effe

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