You can’t make someone love you, and other life lessons in The Death of the Heart

The Death of the Heart was Bowen's most well-known novel. [...] Upheaval, death, and travelling are some of the themes of the novel that Bowen would have been all-too-familiar with.

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Lois Farquar: A Brief Character Study

Lois Farquar, the protagonist of The Last September, is a young Anglo-Irish woman growing up in Ireland in the early twentieth century. She lives with her aunt and uncle in a Big House in Munster, and, up until the events in the novel occur, has lived the typical life of an adolescent Anglo-Irish girl. The events in The Last September mark the beginning of an end to a lifestyle Lois and the Anglo-Irish citizens of Ireland enjoyed.