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Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett
Book DescriptionAt once the strangest and most marvelous of Ivy Compton-Burnett's fictions, Manservant and Maidservant has for its subject the domestic life of Horace Lamb, sadist, skinflint, and tyrant. But it is when Horace undergoes an altogether unforeseeable change of heart that the real difficulties begin. Is the repentant master a victim along with the former slave? And how can anyone endure the memory of the wrongs that have been done?"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780940322639
Paperback / softback
(201mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Imprint: New York Review of Books
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ivy Compton-Burnett
Last and the First, Paperback (January 2030)View all books by Ivy Compton-Burnett
'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, it combines the wit and incisive insight into human relationships which make her one of the most original novelists in English literature.
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Author Biography - Ivy Compton-Burnett
Ivy Compton-Burnett (1892-1969) wrote over fifteen novels about the upper classes of the late Victorian period. The novels are constructed almost entirely of seemingly banal dialogue that eventually reveals, beneath its surface, the truths of human nature and insights into human relationships which Compton-Burnett took as her themes. Her works includePastors and Masters, A Family and a Fortune, Manservant and Maidservant, andA House and Its Head. Diane Johnson s most recent novel isLulu in Marrakech."
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