Heritage and Its History by I. Compton-Burnett

A Heritage and Its History by I. Compton-Burnett. 1960 Simon & Schuster, first U.S. printing, 249 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 Heritage and Its History is a family saga told mostly through dialogue, and was suitably adapted to the stage.

Condition: Jacket in good condition, with ships and wear and tanning, book in good condition with tanning to endpapers, owner stamp

"'Simon, surely you are a modern man.'"

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