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Harrower, Elizabeth 1928-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 192 publications in 7 languages and 2,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PR9619.3.H3325, 823.914
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The watch tower by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Laura and Clare are abandoned by their mother, Felix is there to help, even to marry Laura if she will have him. Little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty, his need to control
In certain circles by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Certain Circles is the long-lost final novel by the internationally acclaimed author of The Watch Tower. Zoe Howard is seventeen when her brother, Russell, introduces her to Stephen Quayle. Aloof and harsh, Stephen is unlike anyone she has ever met, a weird, irascible character out of some dense Russian novel. His sister, Anna, is shy and thoughtful, a little orphan. Zoe and Russell, Stephen and Anna: they may come from different social worlds but all four will spend their lives moving in and out of each other's shadow
The long prospect by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharply observed, bitter and humorous, The Long Prospect is a story of life in an Australian industrial town. Growing up neglected in a seedy boarding house, twelve-year-old Emily Lawrence befriends Max, a middle-aged scientist who encourages her to pursue her intellectual interests. Innocent Emily will face scandal, suburban snobbery and psychological torment. Originally published in 1958, The Long Prospect was described as ranking second only to Patrick White's Voss in postwar Australian literature
The Catherine wheel by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving from Sydney to chilly London to study for the bar by correspondence, Clemency falls for failed actor Christian, a relationship that sheds light on the madness that can infect couples
Classic Australian short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of thirty-eight stories offers brilliant flashes of Australia, it's past and present society, for all who enjoy this genre and are interested in its development
A few days in the country and other stories by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One day, Alice said, 'Eric Lane wants to take me to - ' For the first time, her mother attended, standing still. Eric was brought to the house, and Eric and Alice were married before there was time to say 'knife'. How did it happen? She tried to trace it back. She was watching her mother performing for Eric, and then (she always paused here in her mind), somehow, she woke up married and in another house." Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction. A Few Days in the Country brings together for the first time her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s, along with those from her archives - including 'Alice', published for the first time earlier this year in the New Yorker. Essential reading for Harrower fans, these finely turned pieces show a broader range than the novels, ranging from caustic satires to gentler explorations of friendship
Down in the city by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Prescott has seen little of life outside her wealthy family's Rose Bay mansion, until flashy Stan Peterson comes roaring up the drive in his huge American car and barges into her life. Within a fortnight they are living in his Kings Cross flat. Moody and erratic, proud of his well-bred wife yet bitterly resentful of her privilege, Stan is involved with his former girlfriend and a series of shady business deals. Esther, innocent and desperate to please him, must endure his controlling ways. This story of a troubled and obsessive marriage, set against the backdrop of postwa
The best Australian stories 2016 by Charlotte Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together Australia's most striking literary talents and provides a platform for those unpublished gems. This year Stella Prize-winning author Charlotte Wood takes the helm, putting together yet another enchanting collection
A few days in the country & other stories by Elizabeth Harrower( Recording )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of short fiction from Elizabeth Harrower features a number of previously unpublished works, and Alice which was published for the first time in the New Yorker in 2015. Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction. A Few Days in the Country brings together for the first time her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s, along with those from her archives. Essential listening for Harrower fans, these finely turned pieces show a broader range than the novels, ranging from caustic satires to gentler explorations of friendship
In gewissen Kreisen Roman - Übersetzt von Alissa Walser by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sydney, in den 60er Jahren. Zoes Bruder Russell bringt eine Zufallsbekanntschaft mit in ihr Elternhaus: den geheimnisvollen Stephen Quayle und seine Schwester Anna. So unterschiedlich die Kreise auch sein mögen, aus denen die Geschwisterpaare kommen, von nun an sind die Lebenswege der vier unausweichlich miteinander verbunden. Ein grosser Roman von präziser, bildstarker Sprache und psychologischer Genauigkeit, der uns neu über Familie und Liebe, Tyrannei und Freiheit nachdenken lässt
Few Days in the Country and Other Stories, A by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day, Alice said, 'Eric Lane wants to take me to-' For the first time, her mother attended, standing still. Eric was brought to the house, and Eric and Alice were married before there was time to say 'knife'. How did it happen? She tried to trace it back. She was watching her mother performing for Eric, and then (she always paused here in her mind), somehow, she woke up married and in another house. Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction. A Few Days in the Country brings together for the first time her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s, along with those from her archives-including 'Alice', published for the first time earlier this year in the New Yorker. Essential reading for Harrower fans, these finely turned pieces show a broader range than the novels, ranging from caustic satires to gentler explorations of friendship
The Catherine wheel by Elizabeth Harrower( Recording )

3 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATwenty-five-year-old Clemency James has moved from Sydney to a chilly bedsit on the other side of the world. During the day she studies for the bar by correspondence; in the evenings she gives French lessons to earn a meagre wage. When she meets Christian, a charismatic would-be actor, she can see he's trouble - not least because he's involved with an older woman who has children. She is drawn to him nonetheless: drawn into his world of unpayable debts and wild promises
In Certain Circles by Elizabeth Harrower( Recording )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoe Howard is 17 when her brother, Russell, introduces her to Stephen Quayle. Aloof and harsh, Stephen is unlike anyone she has ever met, 'a weird, irascible character out of some dense Russian novel'. His sister, Anna, is shy and thoughtful, 'a little orphan'. Zoe and Russell, Stephen and Anna: they may come from different social worlds but all four will spend their lives moving in and out of each other's shadow. Set amid the lush gardens and grand stone houses that line the north side of Sydney Harbour, In Certain Circles is an intense psychological drama about family and love, tyranny and freedom
Down in the City by Elizabeth Harrower( Recording )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Prescott has seen little of life outside her wealthy family's Rose Bay mansion, until flashy Stan Peterson comes roaring up the drive in his huge American car and barges into her life. Within a fortnight they are living in his Kings Cross flat. Moody and erratic, proud of his well-bred wife yet bitterly resentful of her privilege, Stan is involved with his former girlfriend and a series of shady business deals. Esther, innocent and desperate to please him, must endure his controlling ways. This story of a troubled and obsessive marriage, set against the backdrop of postwar Sydney, is devastating
The watch tower by Elizabeth Harrower( Recording )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following their father's death, Laura and Clare are withdrawn from their elite private boarding school by their mother. As their mother slowly withdraws from them, the two are left to fend for themselves. Laura's boss Felix is there to help, even offering to marry Laura if she will have him. However Felix is not all that he seems and little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty and his need to control
Udkigstårnet by Elizabeth Harrower( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cost of things by Elizabeth Harrower( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The watch tower by Elizabeth Harrower( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pookie by John Treadwell Nichols( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elizabeth Harrower interviewed by Jim Davidson in Meanjin collection by Elizabeth Harrower( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The long prospect
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The Catherine wheel
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Harrower Contemporary Australian novelist

Elizabeth Harrower écrivain australien

Elizabeth Harrower schrijfster uit Australië

Languages
English (161)

French (8)

German (4)

Dutch (3)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Chinese (1)