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?"
Manservant and Maidservant
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