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Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy) 1884-1969

Works: 395 works in 1,771 publications in 7 languages and 28,185 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Didactic fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6005.O3895, 823.912
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Most widely held works by I Compton-Burnett
The mighty and their fall by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

31 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant conversations in an English country house reflect the conflict between clever children, a new stepmother, and others in a fading family
A heritage and its history by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

65 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a clouded inheritance within an aristocratic Victorian family - as revealed through shockingly candid and witty dialogues
The present and the past by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

67 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Manservant and maidservant by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

82 editions published between 1946 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
Two worlds and their ways by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last and the first by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of the twentieth century, a family is ruled by a woman with a forceful nature that is softened by her compassion
A father and his fate by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

48 editions published between 1957 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by Penelope Lively
Darkness and day by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

43 editions published between 1951 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers and sisters, a novel by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

55 editions published between 1929 and 1984 in English and Italian and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother and son by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant, witty dialogue fills this mannered comedy of a middle-aged couple, their children, and their friends
Pastors and masters by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

45 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sight of duty does make one shiver," said Miss Herrick. "The actual doing of it would kill one, I think." Ever anxious to keep up appearances, self-avowed intellectual and scholar Nicholas Herrick knows that to involve himself in the running of his own school would be a condescension too far. Assembling around himself a cast of fittingly fawning friends and aides, he sets about unveiling his final masterpiece. 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 characterization and for wry portrayals of domestic scenes
A family and a fortune by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

81 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and French and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compton-Burnett chose a unique style of writing--more like drama than fiction--to examine human behavior in general and in particular, human response to powerlessness
Parents and children by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

37 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughters and sons by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

68 editions published between 1937 and 1984 in English and German and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house and its head by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

35 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A House and Its Head is Ivy Compton-Burnett's subversive look at the politics of family life, and perhaps the most unsparing of her novels. No sooner has Duncan Edgeworth's wife died than he takes a new, much younger bride whose willful ways provoke a series of transgressions that begins with adultery and ends, much to everyone's relief, in murder."--Publisher's description
More women than men by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

44 editions published between 1933 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elders and betters by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

22 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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-interest to threaten good relations and even good manners. Ivy Compton-Burnett employs her sharp ear for comedy and celebrated powers of dialogue to spectacular effect. She reveals a devastating microcosm of human society, in which the elders are by no means always the betters, in which no character is totally scrupulous, but none without their appeal
Bullivant and the Lambs by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

5 editions published between 1947 and 1949 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men and wives by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

32 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in English and French and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A god and his gifts by I Compton-Burnett( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Manservant and maidservant
The present and the pastManservant and maidservantTwo worlds and their waysMother and sonPastors and mastersA house and its headTwentieth-Century literary criticism
Alternative Names
Burnett, I. Compton-

Burnett, I. Compton 1884-1969

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English (941)

French (19)

Spanish (10)

Italian (6)

Japanese (3)

German (1)

Polish (1)