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A god and his gifts : a novel

Author: I Compton-Burnett
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1964 [©1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An interesting novel about the inhabitants of a large Victorian household [in the Edwardian period, roughly 1901 to 1910]. It features a pair of over-bearing parents who are dominiating this mysterious home's occupants. The conversations revolve around the makings of successful marriages. It is significant that the white males of the story are always attempting to boss the women around, as if they had no choices to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Compton-Burnett
OCLC Number: 1022568
Description: 223 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by I. Compton-Burnett.

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An interesting novel about the inhabitants of a large Victorian household [in the Edwardian period, roughly 1901 to 1910]. It features a pair of over-bearing parents who are dominiating this mysterious home's occupants. The conversations revolve around the makings of successful marriages. It is significant that the white males of the story are always attempting to boss the women around, as if they had no choices to make in any matters at all... The chief character of the novel is Hereward Egerton [the "god" of the title], a self-absorbed sociopath who adheres to no rules but his own. --A Customer at Amazon.com and outmodedauthors.blogspot.com.

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