The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
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 is generally regarded as one of Bennett's finest works. It covers a period of about 70 years from roughly 1840 to 1905, and is set in Burslem and Paris.
The 747th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 87th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
- - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)