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Published by the Heritage Press, New York in 1940.


The book is in very good condition, bound in decorative floral boards and red cloth spine with gilt lettering. The book is more than 80 years old and the text is unmarked and the binding secure. The book is missing its slipcase. Illustrated by John Austen and introduced by Frank Swinnerton.


The Old Wives' Tale was first published in 1908. It deals with the lives of two very different sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, following their stories from their youth working in their mother's draper's shop into old age. It covers a period of about 70 years from roughly 1840 to 1905, and is set in Burslem and Paris. It is generally regarded as one of Bennett's finest works.

The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett

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