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The Old Wives

The Old Wives' Tale

The Old Wives' Tale( )
Author: Bennett, Arnold
ISBN:978-1-4929-2144-8
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $12.99
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"With psycbological acuity and compassionate humour, Bennett weaves through the lives of two sisters from the 1840s to 1905, one in a small Midlands town, the other in Paris," -- The Sunday Times. Sophia elopes with a travelling salesman while her sister Constance marries Mr Povey, who works in the shop. Their lives take very different paths until they are reunited in unusual circumstances in the home where they lived as children. About the authorArnold Bennett (1867-1931) was a...
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Book Details
Pages:546
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.23 Inches
Book Weight:2 Pounds
Author Biography
Bennett, Arnold (Author)
Arnold Bennett was born on May 27, 1867 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England.

He began his working career as a law clerk and later he left the legal field and became an editor for the magazine Woman. His first novel was "A Man from the North." He wrote several novels set in Hanley, the town where he was born. These are known as the Five Town novels. Other titles include "The Babylon Hotel," "The Truth about an Author," and "How to Live on 24 Hours a Day." Bennett won the 1923 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel "Riceyman Steps." "The Journal of Arnold Bennett" was published posthumously in three volumes. Bennett was also the author of "Hugo" which was made into a major motion picture in 2011 starring Jude law and Ben Kingsley, directed by Martin Scorsese.

During WWI, Bennett was Director of Propaganda for France at the Ministry of Information. (At that time "propaganda" did not have the negative connotations it would have later in the twentieth century.) This appointment was based on the recommendation of Lord Beaverbrook, who also recommended him as Deputy Minister of that department at the end of the war. Bennett refused a knighthood in 1918. He died in London of typhoid fever on March 27, 1931.

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