Duncan Edgeworth rules over his family with steely authority in a country village of idyllic beauty, rapacious gossip and motives of the purest malignity. A crowd of neighbours watches on as Duncan's scandalous remarriage sparks the chaos that will engulf his family and set off a battle of wills in their tangled community.

Unfolding almost entirely in dialogue of vicious wit and layered implications, A House and its Head is a brutally funny demolition of Victorian patriarchal authority and the hypocrisy of English society. Republished after decades out of print, it confirms Ivy Compton-Burnett's status as the twentieth century's greatest chronicler of the violent dysfunction of families.

ISBN: 9781911590392
Author: Compton-Burnett, Ivy
Publication date: 04/05/2021
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm