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The Old Wives Tale

Author : Arnold Bennett
ISBN : 9781425050016
Genre : Fiction
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It is a beautiful novel revolving around the lives of three women, Mrs. Baines, Sophia, Constance, and those who surround them. The narration follows occurrences that change life. It is so realistic that one can find one's life in any of the described characters. Bennett compels the reader to search the souls of ordinary people and in the end leaves one with a question about one's own existence.
Category: Fiction

George Peele S The Old Wives Tale A Retelling

Author : David Bruce
ISBN : 0359357334
Genre : Fiction
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This is an easy-to-read retelling of George Peele's "THE OLD WIVES' TALE." It is a play within a play. An old wife tells a fairy tale to visitors. As she tells the tale, the characters come to life and act out the fairy tale.
Category: Fiction

The Old Wives Tale

Author : George Peele
ISBN : 0719015251
Genre : Sisters
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The Old Wives Tale 1908

Author : Arnold Bennett
ISBN : 9798665932118
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Arnold Bennett was born on 27 May 1867, in Hanley, Staffordshire, now a constituent part of Stoke-on-Trent, but then an independent town. He was the eldest child of the three sons and three daughters of Enoch Bennett (1843-1902) and his wife Sarah Ann, née Longson (1840-1914). Enoch Bennett's early career had been one of mixed fortunes: after an unsuccessful attempt to run a business making and selling pottery, he set up as a draper and pawnbroker in 1866. Four years later his father died, leaving him some money, with which he articled himself to a local law firm; in 1876 he qualified as a solicitor. The Bennetts were staunch Wesleyans, musical, cultured and sociable. Enoch Bennett had an authoritarian side, but it was a happy household, although a mobile one: as Enoch's success as a solicitor increased, the family moved, within the space of five years, to four different houses in Hanley and the neighbouring Burslem.From 1877 to 1882 Bennett's schooling was at the Wedgwood Institute, Burslem, followed by a year at a grammar school in Newcastle-under-Lyme. He was good at Latin and better at French; he had an inspirational headmaster who gave him a love for French literature and the French language that lasted all his life. He did well academically and passed Cambridge University examinations that could have led to his becoming an undergraduate, but his father had other plans.The Old Wives' Tale is a novel by Arnold Bennett, 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.

Buried Alive The Old Wives Tale The Card 3 Classics By Arnold Bennett

Author : Arnold Bennett
ISBN : 9788074843839
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Buried Alive + The Old Wives' Tale + The Card (3 Classics by Arnold Bennett)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The hero of a novel Buried Alive is Mr Priam Farll, a painter of considerable ability. He is, however, extremely shy – so shy that when his valet, Henry Leek, dies suddenly, the doctor believes the dead man to be Priam Farll and the live man the valet. The artist does not try to disabuse him. After the funeral , Priam Farll marries a widow and lives a happy life until the loss of his wife’s money means he has to take up painting again. A connoisseur of art recognises his style but thinks the paintings are by an imposter. He makes a fortune by buying his works through a small dealer and selling them in America as genuine. Meanwhile Priam Farll refuses through his obstinate shyness to prove his own identity. The Old Wives Tale (1908), a novel set in part in the Potteries district of North Staffordshire, where Bennett grew up, is generally considered his single masterpiece. The Card is a short comic novel written by Arnold Bennett in 1911. It chronicles the rise of Edward Henry ("Denry") Machin from washerwoman's son to Mayor of Bursley (a fictitious town based on Burslem). This is accomplished through luck, initiative and a fair bit of chutzpah (in slang a card is a ‘character’, an ‘original’; a clever, audacious, person). Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English journalist, novelist, and writer. After working as a rent collector and solicitor's clerk, Bennett won a writing contest which convinced him to become a journalist. He later turned to the writing of novels, including his most famous Clayhanger and Anna of the five towns.
Category: Fiction

Baby Lore

Author : Rosalind Franklin
ISBN : 9780951565544
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Hundreds of superstitions and old wives tales from every corner of the world related to every aspect of pregnancy, birth, and baby care are collected in this volume. It covers folklore from determining baby's sex at conception to easing baby's teething pains.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Old Wives Tale 1595

Author : George Peele
ISBN : OXFORD:590772918
Genre : English drama
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The Old Wives Fairy Tale Book

Author : Angela Carter
ISBN : UCSC:32106013576647
Genre : Fairy tales
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Fairy tales, folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, are all of them the most vital connection we have with the imaginations of the ordinary men and women whose labour created our world." -- From the Introduction There was a time when fairy tales weren't meant just for children -- they were part of an oral folklore tradition passed down through generations. This volume of sixty enchanting and enduring tales, collected by master storyteller Angela Carter, revives the industry, eccentricity, spirit, and worldly wisdom of women in preindustrial times. Drawn from narrative traditions all around the world -- from ancient Swahili legends to Appalachian tall tales to European spirit stories and more -- these tales together comprise a unique feminine mythology. Angela Carter (1940-1992) was widely known for her novels, short stories, and journalism. Her many books include The Magic Toy Shop, The Sadeian Woman, Nights at the Circus, Fireworks, and Saints and Strangers.
Category: Fairy tales

Old Wives Tales

Author : Iris Andreski
ISBN : 0805203257
Genre : Ibibio (African people)
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The Tragicomic Novel

Author : Randall Craig
ISBN : 0874133394
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Theoretically grounded in classical and Renaissance writings, as well as in the work of modern theorists, this study analyzes the role of tragicomedy in the development of the English novel from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Diana of the Crossways, the Awkward Age, the Old Wives' Tale, and Ulysses are among the illustrative works discussed.
Category: Literary Criticism

Virginia Woolf

Author : Joan Bennett
ISBN : 052109951X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Behind this study of Virginia Woolf's novels is an intense interest in the person revealed in the novelist. The criticism is warm as well as acute and the whole study is felt to be a tribute reasoned and justified.
Category: Literary Criticism

Old English Drama

Author : Christopher Marlowe
ISBN : IBNF:CF000706930
Genre : Faust
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Black Cats Four Leaf Clovers

Author : Harry Oliver
ISBN : 9781101442814
Genre : Reference
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Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter. In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions that permeate our everyday lives, unearthing the fascinating histories of these weird and wonderful notions. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday the 13th, or avoid walking under any ladders, dip into this amazing tome and discover: *Why breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck. *The best day of the week to ask for a favor. *Why you should never jump over a child in Turkey.
Category: Reference

The Implied Spider

Author : Wendy Doniger
ISBN : 9780231527118
Genre : Religion
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Wendy Doniger's foundational study is both modern in its engagement with a diverse range of religions and refreshingly classic in its transhistorical, cross-cultural approach. By responsibly analyzing patterns and themes across context, Doniger reinvigorates the comparative reading of religion, tapping into a wealth of narrative traditions, from the instructive tales of Judaism and Christianity to the moral lessons of the Bhagavad Gita. She extracts political meaning from a variety of texts while respecting the original ideas of each. A new preface confronts the difficulty of contextualizing the comparison of religions as well as controversies over choosing subjects and positioning arguments, and the text itself is expanded and updated throughout.
Category: Religion

Narrating The Visual In Shakespeare

Author : Richard Meek
ISBN : 0754657752
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines Shakespeare's fascination with the art of narrative and the visuality of language. Richard Meek argues that Shakespeare does not simply prioritise drama over other forms of representation. Rather, Shakespeare repeatedly exploits the int
Category: Literary Criticism

George Peele

Author : Leonard R. N. Ashley
Genre :
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Presents the full text of some poetry written by English poet George Peele (1556-1596), from the "Oxford English Verse 1900" and provided online by, Ltd. Includes "Fair and Fair," "A Summer Song," and "A Farewell to Arms."

Midwest Folklore

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ISBN : IND:30000116558218
Genre : Folklore
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Category: Folklore