Darkness and Day

Darkness and Day When Sir Ransom Chace is reunited with his god daughter Bridget and her husband Edmund Gaunt long dead secrets start to creep out of the wood work Chace and Gaunt both have two daughters borne out o

  • Title: Darkness and Day
  • Author: Ivy Compton-Burnett
  • ISBN: 9780575034778
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Sir Ransom Chace is reunited with his god daughter Bridget, and her husband Edmund Gaunt, long dead secrets start to creep out of the wood work Chace and Gaunt both have two daughters borne out of happy marriages, but both have also fathered another daughter out of wedlock As aging Chace debates age, life, and morality with his best friend and two daughters, he realWhen Sir Ransom Chace is reunited with his god daughter Bridget, and her husband Edmund Gaunt, long dead secrets start to creep out of the wood work Chace and Gaunt both have two daughters borne out of happy marriages, but both have also fathered another daughter out of wedlock As aging Chace debates age, life, and morality with his best friend and two daughters, he realises he wants to clear his conscience before he dies Meanwhile the two young Gaunt daughters overhear a shocking secret about their parents relationship What happens when a dignified man comes to believe that his wife is also his daughter Conveyed almost entirely in dialogue, Compton Burnett s novel was ground breaking for its time, experimenting with style and content.

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    2 thoughts on “Darkness and Day

    1. Dame Ivy Compton Burnett, DBE was an English novelist, published in the original hardback editions as I Compton Burnett She was awarded the 1955 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Mother and Son.

    2. This is a review of the 2015 digital publication of Darkness and Day, which was written in 1951 by Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett. It is a slow paced psychological look at the life and past of Sir Ransom Chase, his relationship with his wife, his daughters and some disturbing, incestuous family secrets. The grim Oedipus-like storyline was way ahead of it's time, quite out-there even now, let alone in the early 50s.The entire book is written in dialogue. It's a strange format, and this novel was a cont [...]

    3. Ivy Compton-Burnett came to my attention via a favorable review of a blogger (I forget which one). Alas, it could not have referred to Darkness and Day. It is written almost entirely in dialogue and you have to pay close attention to figure out what day it is, who is in the room, who is listening in the hall, what each oblique reference might meanl in sharpish ironic tone in a feeble imitation of Oscar Wilde. It might have made a decent play, but as a novel it is pretty bad. I am surprised that [...]

    4. I received a copy of Darkness And Day from its publishers, Endeavour Press, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.I love the elegant new cover for the reissue of Darkness And Day which, together with its Virginia Woolf quote of 'intense originality' convinced me that I had to read the novel. First published in 1951, Darkness And Day does have a certain period charm to it and might well appeal to fans of Downton Abbey. It is written as a series of conversations and discussions between t [...]

    5. There is a sense in which all her mature novels are the same, in that her style and settings do not change, but each book brings a different set of characters, who while resembling previous old men, or children, or servants, are entirely individual. Bartle is probably the best of her cheeky-yet-vulnerable young menservants, Tabby is the dimmest of her housemaids, and Rose and Viola are wonderfully drawn children who can tell the devastating truth in the calmest way. This is one of the most inwar [...]

    6. This book was a total surprise to me---not so much in its tone and content, but in my rather muted reaction to it.I love early to mid-20th Century novels of manners and expected to be captivated by this quiet, slow-paced family story. Ivy Compton-Burnett's reputation also led me to expect a lot, but instead of finding the book contemplative, quiet and satisfying, I found it rather slow-paced and, ultimately predictable.Netgalley provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for [...]

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