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  • Pastors and Masters

    Pastors and Masters
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781843914532

    Described in contemporary reviews as 'a work of genius', "Pastors and Masters" inaugurated the writing career of an author gifted with a rare skill for characterisation and for wry portrayals of domestic scenes.

  • A House and Its Head

    A House and Its Head
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780940322646

    A radical thinker, one of the rare modern heretics, said Mary McCarthy of Ivy Compton-Burnett, in whose austere, savage, and bitingly funny novels anything can happen and no one will ever escape. The long, endlessly surprising conversational duels a…

  • Elders and Betters

    Elders and Betters
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448200931

    The Donne family's move to the country is inspired by a wish to be close to their cousins, who are to be their nearest neighbours. It proves too close for comfort, however. For a secret switching of wills causes the most genteel pursuit of self-inte…

  • The Present and the Past

    The Present and the Past
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780486839110

    "Ivy Compton-Burnett is one of the most original, artful, and elegant writers of our century." -- Hilary Mantel When Cassius Clare and his first wife divorced, he insisted upon retaining custody of their two sons; he then remarried and fathered thre…

  • A Family and a Fortune

    A Family and a Fortune
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448204182

    Edwin Muir wrote of Ivy Compton-Burnett in the Observer: 'Her literary abilities have been abundantly acknowledged by the majority of her literary contemporaries. Her intense individuality has removed her from the possibility of rivalry. .. . She ta…

  • A Heritage and its History

    A Heritage and its History
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448204243

    First published in 1959, A Heritage and its History tells the story of 69 year old Sir Edwin Challoner, and his extended family.Unmarried, and with no direct issue, Challoner's closest relation, and business associate, is his younger brother Hamish.…

  • A House and Its Head

    A House and Its Head
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781911590392

    Duncan Edgeworth rules over his family with steely authority in a country village of idyllic beauty, rapacious gossip and motives of the purest malignity. A crowd of neighbours watches on as Duncan's scandalous remarriage sparks the chaos that will…

  • Dolores

    Dolores
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448206636

    The first edition of Dolores was published in 1911. It sold well, and was promptly forgotten. Now that her career of sixty years is ended, and her long achievement more and more acclaimed, Dolores, standing at that remote beginning, is curiously reb…

  • Parents and Children

    Parents and Children
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448201259

    Eleanor and Fulbert Sullivan live, with their nine children ranging from nursery to university age, in a huge country house belonging to Fulbert's parents, Sir Jesse and Lady Regan. Sir Jesse sends Fulbert, his only son, on a business mission to Sou…

  • The Present and the Past

    The Present and the Past
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448206643

    'I cannot be parted longer from my sons...I am coming back to my home' Nine years after her divorce from Cassius Clare, Catherine decides to re-enter his life. Her decision causes a dramatic upheaval in the Clare family and its implications are anal…

  • Men and Wives

    Men and Wives
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448200948

    At the centre of this novel stands Harriet Haslam, the epitome of the maternal power figure,whose genuine but overpowering love dominates the novel and whose self-knowledge drives her into insanity. Even after her death Harriet continues to dominate…

  • The Last and the First

    The Last and the First
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448206629

    The Last and the First was Ivy Compton-Burnett's final novel. In it she deals with her familiar themes - tyranny, power and corruption. Although the novel was unfinished at the time of her death in 1969, it combines the brilliant wit and incisive in…

  • Two Worlds and Their Ways

    Two Worlds and Their Ways
    av Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781448206650

    Sefton and his sister Clemence are dispatched to separate boarding schools. Their father's second marriage, their mother's economies, provide perfect opportunities for mockery, and home becomes a source of shame. More wretched is their mother's insi…