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

Overview
Works: 313 works in 1,374 publications in 4 languages and 28,196 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Interviews 
Roles: 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 )
25 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 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 god and his gifts : a novel by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
41 editions published between 1936 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The domestic dialogues of a successful novelist and his large, articulate and self-absorbed family
The last and the first by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
22 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The present and the past by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
50 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two worlds and their ways by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
36 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A heritage and its history by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
38 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Heritage and its History tells the story of 69 year old Sir Edwin Challoner, and his extended family. Unmarried, and with no direct issue, Challoner's closest relation, and business associate, is his younger brother Hamish. When Hamish dies of a heart condition, his son Simon prepares to take over as head of the house, as everyone assumes that Sir Edwin will also die in a matter of months. However, Sir Edwin surprises everyone by announcing his marriage to Rhoda, his neighbour, also more than 40 years his junior. Following the return from their honeymoon, Rhoda succumbs to a moment of unbridled passion with Simon, her new husband's nephew. When Rhoda falls pregnant, there is no question who has fathered the child. A Heritage and its History, gets right to the heart of this family as it splits into factions, growing increasingly bitter and resentful. The reader watches on in amazement as two families become more and more entangled, and the path to the inheritance
Darkness and day by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
35 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manservant and maidservant by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
52 editions published between 1946 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A father and his fate by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
33 editions published between 1957 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduced by Penelope Lively
Brothers and sisters, a novel by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
43 editions published between 1929 and 1984 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mother and son by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
38 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 893 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 )
46 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Satirisk familieroman fra Edward 7's tid
A house and its head by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
54 editions published between 1935 and 1982 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parents and children by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
65 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men and wives by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
50 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the centre of this novel stands Harriet Haslam, the epitome of the maternal power figure, whose genuine but overpowering love dominates the novel and whose self-knowledge drives her into insanity. Even after her death Harriet continues to dominate. Surrounding this central figure are a host of marvelously realised characters - Sir Geoffrey Haslam, Harriet's husband, an innocent self-deluder; Dominic Spong, a hypocrite whose platitudes do not quite conceal his powerful self-interest; Agatha Calkin whose benevolent maternalism nearly hides the greediest of drives towards power; Lady Hardistry, the most outrageously witty of all sophisticates; Camilla Christy, a loose woman, dazzling, charming, and corrupt. Unlike Harriet Haslam, who will not spare herself the truth, the others are happier with their lies and can never achieve Harriet's grandeur
Elders and betters by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
43 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daughters and sons by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
50 editions published between 1937 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family and a fortune by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
58 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More women than men by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
36 editions published between 1933 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bullivant and the Lambs by I Compton-Burnett ( Book )
7 editions published between 1947 and 1949 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Burnett, I. Compton-
Burnett, I. Compton-, 1884-1969
Burnett, I. Compton- (Ivy Compton-), 1884-1969
Burnett, Ivy Compton-.
Burnett, Ivy Compton-, 1884-1969
Burnett, Ivy Compton, Dame, 1884-1969
Compton-Burnett, I.
Compton-Burnett, I., 1884-1969
Compton-Burnett, I. (Ivy), 1884-1969
Compton-Burnett, ivy
Compton-Burnett, Ivy, 1884-1969
Compton-Burnett, Ivy, Dame
Compton-Burnett, Ivy, Dame, 1892-1969
コンプトン=バーネット, アイヴィ
Languages
English (908)
Italian (2)
German (2)
Japanese (1)
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