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The old wives' tale

Author: Arnold Bennett; Margaret Harris
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: World's classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Old Wives' Tale (1908) celebrates the romance of even the most ordinary lives in the course of tracing the passage of time over three generations. It tells the story of the two Baines sisters, placid stay-at-home Constance and rebellious Sophia, from their girlhood to their last days. They move from the family drapery shop in provincial Bursley during the repressive mid-Victorian period to old age in the modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Bennett; Margaret Harris
ISBN: 0192829661 9780192829665
OCLC Number: 30739510
Description: xxix, 644 p.
Series Title: World's classics.
Responsibility: Arnold Bennett ; edited with an introduction by Margaret Harris.
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The Old Wives' Tale (1908) celebrates the romance of even the most ordinary lives in the course of tracing the passage of time over three generations. It tells the story of the two Baines sisters, placid stay-at-home Constance and rebellious Sophia, from their girlhood to their last days. They move from the family drapery shop in provincial Bursley during the repressive mid-Victorian period to old age in the modern era of mass marketing and the internal combustion engine. The setting ranges from the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Bursley to a Paris brothel, the action from the controlled domestic routine of the Baines household to wife murder and the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1.

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