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The Old Wives' Tale

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The Old Wives' Tale

by Bennett, Arnold

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Heritage Press, NY, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. A classic, with a preface by Bennett, an Intodution by Frank Swinnerton, and illustrations by John Austen. 729 pgs. Book is Fine: slipcase is Very Good, with some bumping and wear.

Synopsis

First published in 1908, The Old Wives' Tale affirms the integrity of ordinary lives as it tells the story of the Baines sisters—shy, retiring Constance and defiant, romantic Sophia—over the course of nearly half a century. Bennett traces the sisters' lives from childhood in their father's drapery shop in provincial Bursley, England, during the mid-Victorian era, through their married lives, to the modern industrial age, when they are reunited as old women. The setting moves from the Five Towns of Staffordshire to exotic and cosmopolitan Paris, while the action moves from the subdued domestic routine of the Baines household to the siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.

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Bookseller Inventory #
2790LRD-9982
Title
The Old Wives' Tale
Author
Bennett, Arnold
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Heritage Press, NY
Date published
1940
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