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The Resource Men and wives, Ivy Compton-Burnett

Men and wives, Ivy Compton-Burnett

Label
Men and wives
Title
Men and wives
Statement of responsibility
Ivy Compton-Burnett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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1884-1969
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Compton-Burnett, I.
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Print on demand
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Families
Label
Men and wives, Ivy Compton-Burnett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31390808
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781448200948
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 31390808
  • (Sirsi) 31390808
Label
Men and wives, Ivy Compton-Burnett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31390808
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781448200948
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 31390808
  • (Sirsi) 31390808

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