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Manservant and Maidservant (New York Review Books Classics)

ISBN13: 9780940322639
ISBN: 0940322633
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $16.95
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Pages: 328
Average Goodreads rating: 3.55/5 (259 ratings)

At once the strangest and most marvelous of Ivy Compton-Burnett's fictions, Manservant and Maidservant has for its subject the domestic life of Horace Lamb, sadist, skinflint, and tyrant. But it is when Horace undergoes an altogether unforeseeable change of heart that the real difficulties begin. Is the repentant master a victim along with the former slave? And how can anyone endure the memory of the wrongs that have been done?