The Old Wives Tale (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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Regarded as one of Bennett’s finest The Old Wives' Tale (1908) was inspired by a chance encounter in a Parisian restaurant.  It follows the lives of two very different French sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, from their youth, through their work in their mother's draper's shop, to old age. The 200,000-word masterpiece was written by hand in ten months during a period in which Bennett suffered from insomnia.  

 

 

 

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The Old Wives Tale (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


Regarded as one of Bennett’s finest The Old Wives' Tale (1908) was inspired by a chance encounter in a Parisian restaurant.  It follows the lives of two very different French sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, from their youth, through their work in their mother's draper's shop, to old age. The 200,000-word masterpiece was written by hand in ten months during a period in which Bennett suffered from insomnia.  

 

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411463622
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 548,267
  • File size: 642 KB

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Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) was a British writer whose prolific output included numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, literary criticism as well as theatre journalism, an opera, and a screenplay. English novelist Margaret Drabble says of him, “Bennett’s books I think are very fine indeed, on the highest level, deeply moving… I feel they have been underrated.”

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    A tale of two women

    Don¿t let the anecdote about why Arnold Bennett wrote this book deter you. He deftly draws you into the lives of two sisters, one a homebody and one who chooses a more colorful life. Despite the book¿s length, I didn¿t want it to end.

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