Great Granny Webster

Product Number: EB00183033
Released: Jan 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781590175385
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Great Granny Webster is Caroline Blackwood's masterpiece. Heiress to the Guinness fortune, Blackwood was celebrated as a great beauty and dazzling raconteur long before she made her name as a strikingly original writer. This macabre, mordantly funny, partly auto-biographical novel reveals the gothic craziness behind the scenes in the great houses of the aristocracy, as witnessed through the unsparing eyes of an orphaned teenage girl. Great Granny Webster herself is a fabulous monster, the chilliest of matriarchs, presiding with steely self-regard over a landscape of ruined lives.

Awards:1977-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Apr 18, 2012

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