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The Old Wives Tale (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Old Wives Tale (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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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

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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.  

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411463622
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
821,348
File size:
657 KB

Meet the Author


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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