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Two Worlds and Their Ways

(1949)
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Sefton and his sister Clemence are dispatched to separate boarding schools. Their father's second marriage, their mother's economies, provide perfect opportunities for mockery, and home becomes a source of shame. More wretched is their mother's insistence that they excel. Their desperate means to please her incite adult opprobrium, but how did the children learn to deceive?

Here staccato dialogue, brittle aphorisms and an excoriating wit are used to unparalleled and subversive effect ruthlessly to expose the wounds beneath the surface of family life.

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Hardback Editions

April 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Two Worlds and Their Ways (Collectors' Edition 11)
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 0-575-02610-3 / 978-0-575-02610-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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March 1969 : UK Hardback

Title: Two Worlds and Their Ways
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 0-575-00280-8 / 978-0-575-00280-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Two Worlds And Their Ways (VMC)
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 1-85381-176-9 / 978-1-85381-176-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Two Worlds and Their Ways
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
ISBN: 1-5318-4474-X / 978-1-5318-4474-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Two Worlds and Their Ways
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Two Worlds and Their Ways
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Two Worlds and Their Ways
Author(s): Ivy Compton-Burnett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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