Ivy Compton-Burnett

Ivy Compton-Burnett

Author

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.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Dolores (1911)
Pastors and Masters (1925)
Brothers and Sisters (1929)
Men and Wives (1931)
More Women than Men (1933)
A House and its Head (1935)
Daughters and Sons (1937)
A Family and a Fortune (1939)
Parents and Children (1941)
Elders and Betters (1944)
Manservant and Maidservant (1947)
Two Worlds and their Ways (1949)
Darkness and Day (1951)
The Present and the Past (1953)
Mother and Son (1955)
A Father and his Fate (1957)
A Heritage and its History (1959)
The Mighty and their Fall (1961)
A God and his Gift (1963)
The Last and the First (1971)