Item #237768 Ivy When Young: The early life of I Compton Burnett 1884 - 1919. Hilary Spurling.

Ivy When Young: The early life of I Compton Burnett 1884 - 1919

Quality Book Club, 1975. Book Club. Cloth. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #237768
ISBN: 281BYO1015123



Book club reprint edition of 1974 Victor Gollancz edition, according to wording on front flap: 'this edition available exclusively to members of the Foyles group of Book Clubs', or this was true in 1975. In dustjacket, brown with decorative illustrated flourish border design by Alfred Howell. Jacket is edgeworn, darkened at margins & spine with damp staining. Rust color cloth with embossed gold lettering on brown rectangular field. Boards worn especially top edge. Spine bruised top & bottom. Previous owner's name & city inked neatly on front pastedown. Damp stained textblock edges. Includes 8 plates , gathered at book's center, printed double-sided. Many photos of Ivy's family & friends, also one reproduction of a drawing and one of a painting. In back of book there is highly useful Genealogical tree and an index of family names. This is of praticular interest to Ivy Compton Burnett readers due to the possible insight into her novels and there forever focus on large high born families in the late Victorian/Edwardian era. Her stories are set in a alternative world were it is forever 1901 England. All characters a caricature of children reimagined as aristocratic grandparents.

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