The first edition of Dolores was published in 1911. It sold well, and was promptly forgotten. Now that her career of sixty years is ended, and her long achievement more and more acclaimed, Dolores, standing at that remote beginning, is curiously reborn.
Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969) was a contemporary of Virginia Woolf, who wrote in her diary of how her own writing was ‘much inferior to the bitter truth and intense originality of Miss Compton-Burnett.'
Ivy Compton Burnett's own tragic experiences of family life provided some of the material drew on as a novelist. Her books are about money, power, status, incest, adultery, murder, homosexuality, about which she was years ahead of her time, and all the passions and stresses of family life, described with brilliant wit and perception.
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Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969) grew up in Hove and London. She was encouraged by her father, who sadly died from a sudden heart attack when she was sixteen, to read Classics from a young age. She attended Holloway College in London to study Classics and wrote her first novel Delores in 1911. Compton-Burnett suffered several losses after her father - her closest brother died three years later, three more of her younger siblings and her mother passed away by the time she was 35, something she rarely spoke about, but constantly visited in her novels. Compton-Burnett published twenty novels. However, the first of her works to use her mature and original style was published when she was forty, in 1925. Compton-Burnett's fiction is often said to be Edwardian in setting - the domestic occurences in large households. She never married and lived in London as companion to Margaret Jourdain. She was named a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in 1967.
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Descrizione libro Blackwood, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 2nd Edition....... UK hardback reissue from 1971. VG with small Foyles sticker to front pastedown, in Good+ jacket, unclipped with some browning to spine. Language: eng". Book. Codice libro della libreria 17834902824
Descrizione libro Blackwood. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Contains staining. Ex-library with wear - may contain significant amounts of highlighting and underlining in pen or pencil. Codice libro della libreria Z1-I-019-01347
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR007190229
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR007411871
Descrizione libro Blackwood. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Some wear, pages may have reader's comments on text. Dust jacket clipped and slightly chipped at base of spine. Boards clean, pages clean. Codice libro della libreria HBS-00106259-B
Descrizione libro William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good. First Thus, first printing. Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969) was a British author. Dolores, published in 1911, was the first of the twenty novels that she wrote in her lifetime. The sale item is a tribute to the author, published by Blackwood after her death and included an introduction by Charles Burkhart. Red cloth binding with gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no flaws other than minor bumping on spine and corners. Unclipped dust jacket has no problems except for several small repaired tears and minor wear on spine and front board area. 330 pages. Codice libro della libreria 003732
Descrizione libro Blackwood, U.S.A., 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Reissue 1971. Boards slightly worn. Dj taped reinforced in two spots. A clean and bright copy. Careful packing and fast, efficient shipping including delivery confirmation. International Priority Air Mail shipping available for this item. Codice libro della libreria 34944