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    DescriptionFirst 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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    Title
    The Old Wives Tale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arnold Bennett, Introduction by John Wain, Notes by John Wain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141442112
    ISBN 10: 0141442115
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    B&T Approval Code: C25101001
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    18 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) His first novel, A Man From the North, appeared in 1898 and in 1900 he finished The Grand Babylon Hotel, published in 1902, and began Anna of the Five Towns (1902), in which he first started to use the Potteries of his boyhood as a setting for his novels. The Old Wives' Tale (1908) was written in France and it was followed by the Clayhanger trilogy: Clayhanger (1910), Hilda Lessways (1911) and These Twain (1916). His works also include several plays, two volumes of short stories and several other novels.