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The old wife"s tale

Aquila.

The old wife"s tale

or, E----d"s wish. A satire. Humbly inscribed to her Grace the Duchess Dowager of M---------- By Aquila.

by Aquila.

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Published by printed for T. Cooper, and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster in London .
Written in English


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Read by Andy Minter. The Old Wives' Tale is a novel by Arnold Bennett, first published in 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.

The Old Wives' Tale is just an example of how underrated much nineteenth-century writing is. This book involves you at every level, and every so often one gasps at another surprise (not mentioned in the other reviews).

Wonderfully balanced writing of the very different lives of Sophia and Constance/5(). ‘The Wife’s Tale is a remarkable achievement: meticuliously researched, finely wrought and deeply felt, it is the story of one woman’s life lived, not so much against the backdrop of history, but in the midst of it’ Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love/5(49).

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.4/5(2).

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The Old Wives’ Tale, novel by Arnold Bennett, published in This study of the changes wrought by time on the lives of two English sisters during the 19th century is a masterpiece of literary realism. Constance and Sophia Baines, the daughters of a shopkeeper, grow up in the rural town of.

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