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Read online The Card: A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Card: A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns 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 by Arnold Bennett

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The Card: A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns
Title:The Card: A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns
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Category:Classics, Humor, Literary fiction, Fiction, British literature, Historical fiction, Comedy, Audiobook
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The Card: A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns, Hilda Lessways, Buried Alive, The Old Wives' Tale, The Human Machine, Clayhanger, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, The Grand Babylon Hotel, Anna of the Five Towns
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, An ingenious satire Buried Alive is Bennett at his most charming and wittiest It is the story a renowned but exceedingly shy painter Priam Farll who assumes the identity of his dead valet Henry Leek as a means of avoiding press attention The novel was enormously successful as a play retitled The Great Adventure and later as the film br Holy Matrimony, 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, This is a typical example of the sort of self improvement essays or book that Arnold Bennett produced so readily during his heyday In Britain in the first decades of the th century there was a demand for anything that would help ordinary people better themselves and Bennett obliged with volumes on Mental Efficiency how to live hours a day how to improve one s literary taste as well as books on the life of a novelist etc Overall of course he is deservedly best remembered for such novels as The Old Wives Tale the Clayhanger Trilogy and The Card br br Enoch Arnold Bennett was a British novelist He was born in a modest house in Hanley in the Potteries district of Staffordshire At age he went to London as a solicitor s clerk He won a literary competition in Tit Bits magazine in and was encouraged to take up journalism full time From he devoted himself full time to writing giving up the editorship and writing much serious criticism and also theatre journalism one of his special interests In Anna of the Five Towns the first of a succession of stories which detailed life in the Potteries appeared In The Old Wives Tale was published and was an immediate success throughout the English speaking world His most famous works are the Clayhanger trilogy and The Old Wives Tale These books draw on his experience of life in the Potteries as did most of his best work Among his other books are The Grand Babylon Hotel The Grim Smile of the Five Towns Hilda Lessways The Author s Craft The Lion s Share and The Roll Call