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Read online The Old Wives' Tale.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Old Wives' Tale H G Wells described The Old Wives Tale as by far the finest long novel written in English and in the English fashion He was of course speaking for his own generation and a hundred years later the opinion may seem somewhat exaggerated However there is no doubt that i The Old Wives Tale i is a superb novel of its kind and it is still as readable and enjoyable as ever First published in it tells the story of the Baines sisters shy retiring Constance and defiant romantic Sophia over the course of nearly half a century Bennett traces the lives of the sisters from childhood in their father s drapery shop in provincial Bursley England during the mid Victorian era through their married lives to the modern industrial age when they are reunited as old women The setting moves from the Five Towns of the Staffordshire Potteries to exotic and cosmopolitan Paris It was fascinating to learn from Bennett s journal how he saw an old lady in a cafe and was inspired to think of how her life might have been lived how she must have once been young The plot of the novel came to him fairly promptly and as they say the rest is history This novel was serialized on British television with great success circa by Arnold Bennett

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The Old Wives' Tale
Title:The Old Wives' Tale
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ISBN:0375754903
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Number of Pages:565
Category:Classics, Fiction, Historical fiction, Literature, British literature, Novels, Th century, Literary fiction, France, Family
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  • The Card: A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns

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Enoch Arnold Bennett was a British novelist His most famous works are the i Clayhanger i trilogy i The Card i and i The Old Wives Tale i These books draw on his experience of life in the Potteries as did most of his best work i The Card i is a short comedic novel written by Arnold Bennett in It was later made into a movie starring Alec Guinness and Petula Clark It chronicles the rise of Edward Henry Denry Machin from washerwoman s son to Mayor of Bursley a fictitious town based on Burslem, You have to live on twenty four hours of daily time Out of it you have to spin health pleasure money content respect and the evolution of your immortal soul This timeless classic is one of the first self help books ever written and was a best seller in both England and America It remains as useful today as when it was written and offers fresh and practical advice on how to make the most of the daily miracle of life, Henry Earlforward a shabby Clerkenwell bookseller has retired from life to devote himself and his wife Violet to a consuming passion for money Miserliness long disguised as procrastination can become a fatal illness Bennett s bleak story is saved however by the Earlforwards maid Elsie buxom warm ignorant and sublime in her spontaneous greed for life br br Riceyman Steps is a modernist masterpiece a profound psychological and symbolic exploration of the forces of love and death, Anna a woman of reserve and integrity lives with her tyrannical and selfish father Courted for her money by the handsome and successful Henry Mynors Anna defies her father s wrath with tragic results Set in the Potteries against a background of dour Wesleyan Methodism Anna of the Five Towns is a brilliantly perceptive novel of provincial life in Victorian England Newly designed and typeset in a modern by inch format by Waking Lion Press