The Demon Lover

November 30, 2008 at 10:54 am (Short Stories)


The Demon Lover” is a short story by Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen. It was first published in 1945 in a book titled The Demon Lover and Other Stories.

The story was referred to in The New Yorker magazine after its publication as “a completely successful explanation of what war did to the mind and spirit of the English people”.

Some students have captured their versions of the story on film:

A realistic version:

Two free interpretations:

A hilarious interpretation:


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