LOST Books - DarkUFO

by Ivy Compton-Burnett
Published: 1947
Episode: There's No Place Like Home

Reference: In the season 4 finale (There's No Place Like Home: pt.2/3), when Kate has a dream that someone is in Aaron's room (it turns out to be Claire), she grabs her gun that is laying on top of a book in her drawer.

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?" Says Edward Sackville-West about the book, 'Apart from physical violence and starvation, there is no feature of the totalitarian regime which has not its counterpart in the atrocious families depicted in these novels.

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