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Elders and Betters by Ivy Compton-Burnett

Elders and Betters

by Ivy Compton-Burnett


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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....

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.


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  • Published: May 2013
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: E061815
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