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At 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 Details

ISBN: 9780940322639
ISBN-10: 0940322633
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Imprint: New York Review of Books
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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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 include Pastors and Masters, A Family and a Fortune, Manservant and Maidservant, and A House and Its Head. Diane Johnson's most recent novel is Lulu in Marrakech.

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