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The Resource The Present and the Past, Ivy Compton-Burnett, (electronic resource)

The Present and the Past, Ivy Compton-Burnett, (electronic resource)

Label
The Present and the Past
Title
The Present and the Past
Statement of responsibility
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ivy Compton-Burnett is one of the most original, artful, and elegant writers of our century. -- Hilary Mantel When Cassius Clare and his first wife divorced, he insisted upon retaining custody of their two sons; he then remarried and fathered three more children. Now the first Mrs. Clare has returned after nine years' absence, begging to be allowed to visit the children. Cassius takes a malicious pleasure in granting her request, certain that she and the second Mrs. Clare will provide him with an amusing sideshow. Instead, the two women strike up a warm friendship that leaves him out in the cold -- and contemplating an attention-getting suicide attempt. Compton-Burnett was known as a writer's writer: Joyce Carol Oates called her work "Aeschylus and Sophocles funnily reinvented by Oscar Wilde"; John Waters described her books as "dark, hilarious, evil little novels"; and V. S. Pritchett, in 1955, noted she was "the most original novelist now writing in English." Discover for yourself why Compton-Burnett is treasured by such a wide range of authors. "Precise, poised, studied, epigrammatic artistry." -- Kirkus "Anyone who picks up a Compton-Burnett finds it very hard not to put it down." -- Ivy Compton-Burnett "A rich story, told with far deeper insight and a bolder, more sure-footed appreciation of subtleties, than I think any of Compton-Burnet's contemporaries could achieve." -- The Spectator (U.K.)"
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CtWfDGI
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1884-1969
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Compton-Burnett, I.
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6005.O3895
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Label
The Present and the Past, Ivy Compton-Burnett, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNTMyMzYw
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00031935
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486844442
Isbn Type
(epub)
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unknown
Other control number
9780486844442
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Present and the Past, Ivy Compton-Burnett, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNTMyMzYw
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00031935
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (192 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486844442
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486844442
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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