Parents and Children

Parents and Children


Eleanor and Fulbert Sullivan stay, with their 9 childrens starting from nursery to college age, in a big nation condo belonging to Fulbert's mom and dad, Sir Jesse and woman Regan. Sir Jesse sends Fulbert, his in basic terms son, on a company undertaking to South the USA. information comes of Fulbert's dying, and his executor, Ridley Cranmer, plans an impulsive marriage to Eleanor... yet is Fulbert relatively lifeless? and what's the secret surrounding the parentage of the 3 unusual Marlowes residing in genteel penury at the edge of the nice estate?

Parents and Children is much less savage in subject matter than a few of Ivy Compton-Burnett's fiction and, with its richly humorous scenes with the youngsters and fortunately resolved finishing, makes an ideal creation to this distinctive author's hugely person international - a closed international of excessive relationships inside overdue Victorian upper-class households, a global during which the typically unstated is acknowledged and the unthinkable enacted, with darkish revelations blandly rising from formal speeches of significant subtlety.

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