Pastors and Masters (Heathen Edition)

Pastors and Masters (Heathen Edition) by Ivy Compton-Burnett 1948316188 9781948316187
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Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969) was a reclusive novelist who in the 1950s became known in literary circles as "the English Secret," and was considered austere and unassuming by all who had the rare fortune to meet her. Publicly, she was so modest that any praise of her books, made in her presence, pained her. But hidden under simple appearances lay a literary iconoclast with a biting, acerbic wit who developed a wholly distinct and highly individualistic dialogue-heavy style that would span 19 novels. A style first introduced here, in her second novel, Pastors and Masters. A short work that is largely a satiric depiction of Victorian institutions, and a character study of masculine authority and female subservience within the setting of a boys preparatory school after World War I. The crux of the loose narrative being ones success as defined by way of novel authorship. So unique is the style borne here that it has been described as "a work of genius. It is like nothing else in the world."

Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 128

Publisher: Heathen Editions

Publication Date: 2021-05-02

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