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A God and His Gifts

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Ivy Compton-Burnett

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Language: English

First published in 1963, A God and his Gifts was the last of Ivy Compton-Burnett?s novels to be published in her lifetime and is considered by many to be one of her best. Set in the claustrophobic world of Edwardian upper-class family life, it is the story of the self-willed and arrogant Hereward Egerton. In his marriage to Ada Merton he maintains a veneer of respectability but through his intimate relationships with his sister, Emmeline, and his son?s future wife, Hetty, he steps beyond the bounds of conventional morality with both comic and tragic results?

First published in 1963, A God and his Gifts was the last of Ivy Compton-Burnett?s novels to be published in her lifetime and is considered by many to be one of her best. Set in the claustrophobic world of Edwardian upper-class family life, it is the story of the self-willed and arrogant Hereward Egerton. In his marriage to Ada Merton he maintains a veneer of respectability but through his intimate relationships with his sister, Emmeline, and his son?s futureā€¦ (more)

First published in 1963, A God and his Gifts was the last of Ivy Compton-Burnett?s novels to be published in her lifetime and is considered by many to be one of her best. Set in the claustrophobic world of Edwardian upper-class family life, it is the story of the self-willed and arrogant Hereward Egerton. In his marriage to Ada Merton he maintains a veneer of respectability but through his intimate relationships with his sister, Emmeline, and his son?s future wife, Hetty, he steps beyond the bounds of conventional morality with both comic and tragic results?

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