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 380th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 87th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. - 87th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  3. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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The Old Wive's Tale (Five Towns) Paperback 2570461 $13.74 $12.50 2009
Old Wives Tale Kindle Edition 1800789 $4.99 2010
The Old Wives' Tale (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) Mass Market Paperback 1494484 $24.23 $1.49 1991
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The Old Wives' Tale: Books 1 and 2 Paperback 5717402 $10.40 $8.47 2000
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Old Wives' Tale, The Hardcover 10684406 $16.95 2003
Old Wives' Tale (The Collected Works of Arnold Bennett) Hardcover 9177913 $9.69
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Cuento de viejas / Old Wives' Tale (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1595954 $732.63 2005
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