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Ivy Compton-Burnett

Novelist (5-Jun-1884 — 27-Aug-1969)


Frank Baldanza. Ivy Compton-Burnett. New York: Twayne. 1964. 142pp.

Charles Burkhart. Herman and Nancy and Ivy: Three Lives in Art. London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd.. 1977. 126pp.

Kay Dick. Ivy & Stevie: Ivy Compton-Burnett and Stevie Smith. Duckworth. 1971. 60pp.

Cicely Greig. Ivy Compton-Burnett: A Memoir. London: Garnstone Press. 1972. 135pp.

Robert Liddell. The Novels of Ivy Compton-Burnett. London: Victor Gollancz. 1955. 112pp.

Blake Nevius. Ivy Compton-Burnett. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. 1970. 48pp.

Elizabeth Sprigge. The Life Of Ivy Compton-Burnett. London: George Braziller. 1973.

Hilary Spurling. Ivy When Young: The Early Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett, 1884-1919. London: Victor Gollancz. 1974. 320pp.

Hilary Spurling. Secrets of a Woman's Heart: The Later Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett, 1920-1969. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1984. 336pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.220)

  5. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.56)

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.155)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.149)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.120)

  9. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.120)

  10. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.228)

  11. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.160)

  12. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.77)

  13. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.114)

  14. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.136)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.53)

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