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University of Notre Dame Press
Precious Bane

Precious Bane

by Mary Webb, Howland Hilder


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ISBN-13: 9780268015381
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 08/31/1990
Edition description: 1
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 896,718
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mary Webb (1881-1927), poet, mystic and lover of nature, spent most of her life in Shropshire, which features in all of her novels. Admiring contemporaries described Webb as a 'strange genius' and 'one of the best living writers'. After a life of illness and near-poverty, Mary Webb died in Hampstead.

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Precious Bane 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't think there is any way for me to explain how this book has affected my life. I picked up this inconspicuous burgundy book at my library and almost put it back; I wasn't interested in reading about a girl with a hair lip. But I checked it out and went home and started reading it. All I can tell you is that I felt strongly and passionatly connected with Prue's anger, humility, and love. After I read this book, I couldn't bring myself to be as interested in another book for quite a while. Mary Webb is a wonderful and colorful author. I can't help but think about Prue and Kester Woodseaves when I think about my all time favorite book characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Precious Bane is one of the best books ever! It is such an emotional story of Prue and what she has to face to become happy. I absolutely love this book! I cried several times at the harshness and the happiness that Prue faced. I will recommend this book to anyone who askes me.