Family and a Fortune by Ivy Compton-Burnett

Family and a Fortune by Ivy Compton-Burnett. 1962 first Penguin edition (c/r 1939), 265 pages. According to the Guardian: "Compton-Burnett is the most adorably sour of 20th-century English novelists: she wrote 19 mature novels teeming with impassioned, intellectual, elegant dialogue. There are hardly any descriptive passages in her books, so they can often read like transcripts - perhaps supplied in evidence for particularly vile cases of domestic cruelty heard before a Family Division court." A Family and a Fortune takes on exactly as the title says, relations and inheritance.

Condition: Acceptable reading copy. First couple pages coming away from spine.

"Justine, I have told you that I do not like the coffee touched until I come down."

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