The Old Wives' Tale

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The Old Wives' Tale  (1908) 
by Arnold Bennett
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. 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.Excerpted from The Old Wives' Tale on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Old Wives' Tale

Arnold Bennett

To W. W. K.

BOOK I: MRS. BAINES

BOOK II: CONSTANCE

BOOK III: SOPHIA

BOOK IV: WHAT LIFE IS


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1931, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.