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Compton's Learning Company

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  • A Heritage and its Historyby Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    First published in 1959, A Heritage and its History tells the story of 69 year old Sir Edwin Challoner, and his extended family.Unmarried, and with no direct issue, Challoner's closest relation, and business associate, is his younger brother Hamish.When Hamish dies of a heart condition, his son Simon prepares to take over as head of the house, as... more...

  • A God and His Giftsby Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    First published in 1963, A God and his Gifts was the last of Ivy Compton-Burnett's novels to be published in her lifetime and is considered by many to be one of her best. Set in the claustrophobic world of Edwardian upper-class family life, it is the story of the self-willed and arrogant Hereward Egerton. In his marriage to Ada Merton he maintains... more...

  • Men and Wivesby Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    At the centre of this novel stands Harriet Haslam, the epitome of the maternal power figure,whose genuine but overpowering love dominates the novel and whose self-knowledge drives her into insanity. Even after her death Harriet continues to dominate. Surrounding this central figure are a host of marvelously realised characters - Sir Geoffrey Haslam,... more...

  • Parents and Childrenby Ivy Compton-Burnett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    Eleanor and Fulbert Sullivan live, with their nine children ranging from nursery to university age, in a huge country house belonging to Fulbert's parents, Sir Jesse and Lady Regan. Sir Jesse sends Fulbert, his only son, on a business mission to South America. News comes of Fulbert's death, and his executor, Ridley Cranmer, plans an impulsive marriage... more...

  • The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers, and their Unionsby Lois Weiner; Mary Compton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 40.00

    Public education's character is increasingly under assault as privatization of education is advanced. This collection of essays by noted scholars, teacher activists, and teacher's union leaders from around the world fuses insights with background and analysis to make real the goal of quality education for all the world's children. more...

  • Valuationby McKinsey & Company Inc.; Tim Koller; Marc Goedhart; David Wessels

    Wiley 2010; US$ 95.00

    The number one guide to corporate valuation is back and better than ever Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect business conditions in today's volatile global economy, Valuation, Fifth Edition continues the tradition of its bestselling predecessors by providing up-to-date insights and practical advice on how to create, manage, and measure the... more...

  • Plashers Meadby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The 1915 novel Plashers Mead is a sequel to the remarkably popular Sinister Street. The books follow the lives -- and loves -- of a pair of siblings who were born into a wealthy family, but without the benefit of holy matrimony. Lacking the benefits that come with an official birthright, the two try to make their way the best they can. more...

  • The Altar Stepsby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Born into a prominent family of stage actors, author Compton MacKenzie was remarkably prolific and tackled a broad range of subjects and genres over the course of his lengthy literary career. The novel The Altar Steps offers an in-depth account of the internal and external struggles facing a young man who wants to follow his father into the ministry,... more...

  • The Passionate Elopementby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    English-born writer Compton MacKenzie burst onto the literary scene with several well-received novels and plays in the early 1900s. Based on one of MacKenzie's early plays, The Passionate Elopement is a gripping page-turner that will engage and enthrall fans of historical fiction. more...

  • Carnivalby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In the novel Carnival, celebrated author Compton MacKenzie offers historical fiction fans the best of both worlds: a sweeping drama that brings to life the rural Scottish countryside and a gripping emotional account of the coming of age of one remarkable young girl, Jenny Pearl. Deemed shocking in its realism by critics at the time of the novel's... more...