Penguin Modern Classics: The Present & the Past

Penguin Modern Classics: The Present & the Past by Ivy Compton-Burnett

By: Ivy Compton-Burnett

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ISBN
9780141181295
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
192
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Nine years after her divorce from Cassius Clare, Catherine re-enters his life in order to re-establish contact with her children. Her arrival causes a dramatic upheaval in the Clare family, and its implications are analysed and redefined not only in the drawing room but also in the children's nursery and the servants' quarters. At first, Flavia, Cassius's second wife and the children's scrupulously fair stepmother, has misgivings, but as a friendship develops between the two women, it is Cassius who is excluded and whose self-pity intensifies, erupting in a shocking, unexpected way.
'To my mind she was at her most remarkable in these last novels, and never did anything better than The Present and the Past.'
Philip Hensher

'In her own eccentric way, Compton-Burnett is a radical thinker, one of the rare modern heretics.'
Mary McCarthy
ISBN:
9780141181295
Publication Date:
01 / 10 / 1999
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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