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Precious bane,

Author: Mary Webb
Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape [1929]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story is set in rural Shropshire shortly after the Napoleonic Wars. It is narrated by the central character, Prue Sarn, whose life is blighted by having a harelip. Only the weaver, Kester Woodseaves, perceives the beauty of her character, but Prue cannot believe herself worthy of him. Her brother Gideon is overridingly ambitious to attain wealth and power, regardless of who suffers while he does so. Gideon is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case bindings (Binding)
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, 1881-1927.
Precious bane.
London, Jonathan Cape [1929]
(OCoLC)588986985
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Webb
OCLC Number: 660822
Notes: "First published July 1924 ... first published in an illustrated edition September 1929."
Description: 320 pages illustrations 21 cm
Responsibility: illustrated by Rowland Hilder. Introduction by the Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin.

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The story is set in rural Shropshire shortly after the Napoleonic Wars. It is narrated by the central character, Prue Sarn, whose life is blighted by having a harelip. Only the weaver, Kester Woodseaves, perceives the beauty of her character, but Prue cannot believe herself worthy of him. Her brother Gideon is overridingly ambitious to attain wealth and power, regardless of who suffers while he does so. Gideon is set to wed his sweetheart Jancis, but he incurs the wrath of her father, the cruel and scheming self-proclaimed wizard Beguildy. An act of vengeance by Beguildy makes Gideon reject Jancis and tragedy overwhelms them both. Prue is wrongly accused of murder and set upon by a mob, but Kester defies them and carries Prue away to the happiness she believed she could never possess because of her harelip. -- Wikipedia.org.

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