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Parents and Children - Ivy Compton-Burnett
Parents and Children
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140030907 (0140030905)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
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spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
Once again Ivy Compton-Burnett (ICB) takes a look at the late Victorian family and finds it lacking. Even though I’ve met her dysfunctional families several times now, ICB’s knack is making them unique. In Parents and Children, we are introduced to the Sullivan clan – Fulbert and Eleanor, parents, a...
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Lots of very mannered, self-consciously clever dialogue - almost like reading a Wildean play script. Superb descriptions of people's tone of voice, mannerisms, emotions, motivation, inner fears, hidden agendas etc. Not something one can skim. Although lots of dialogue, it is not always immediately o...
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