The Old Wives' Tale

The Old Wives' Tale

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"[...]was clear that I had not seen an execution, (or words to that effect), and he proceeded to give his own description of an execution. It was a brief but terribly convincing bit of writing, quite characteristic and quite worthy of the author of "Montes the Matador" and of a man who has been almost everywhere and seen almost everything. I comprehended how far short I had fallen of the truth! I wrote to Mr. Frank Harris, regretting that his description had not been printed before I wrote mine, as I should assuredly have utilized it, and, of course, I admitted that I had never witnessed an execution. He simply replied: "Neither have I." This detail is worth preserving, for it is a reproof to that large body of readers, who, when a novelist has really carried conviction to them, assert off hand: "O, that must be autobiography!" ARNOLD BENNETT. CONTENTS BOOK I. MRS. BAINES I. THE SQUARE II. THE TOOTH [...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 590 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 780g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514106817
  • 9781514106815

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3,383 ratings
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4 36% (1,203)
3 26% (863)
2 7% (236)
1 3% (105)
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