Elders and Betters (Paperback)Ivy Compton-Burnett (author)
Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 20/12/2012
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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... First published in 1944, 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.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 18 mm
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