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by I Compton-Burnett

  • ISBN: 0575007761
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: I Compton-Burnett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; l.e. edition (May 1, 1972)
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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.

Edwin Muir wrote of Ivy Compton-Burnett in the Observer: 'Her literary abilities have been abundantly acknowledged by the majority of her literary contemporaries. She takes as her theme the tyrannies and internecine battles of English family life in leisured well-conducted country houses. To Miss Compton-Burnett the family conflict is intimate, unrelenting, very often indecisive and fought out mainly in conversation.

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She was awarded the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Mother and Son. Her works consist mainly of dialogue and focus on family life among the late Victorian or Edwardian upper middle class. Manservant and Maidservant (1947) is considered one of her best.

Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969) wrote her novels at the same time as Virginia Woolf

Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969) wrote her novels at the same time as Virginia Woolf. In her diary, Virginia Woolf wrote that Ivy Compton-Burnett's writing was far superior to her own in its expressions of truth, and in its originality. Ivy Compton Burnett's own tragic experiences of family life provided some of the material drew on as a novelist. For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Bookseller Inventory 4116. Ask Seller a Question.

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Among her great female predecessors in the English novel, I. Compton-Burnett is in a general way most like Jane Austen, least like Charlotte Brontë, but the dominant influence on Dolores is George Eliot, an influence so pervasive that it extends to characterisation and tone, subject, theme, and even diction.

Manservant and Maidservant. William (Portway Large Print Series).