The Old Wives Tale

  • by Arnold Bennett
  • Narrated by Eileen Atkins
  • 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Spanning nearly half a century, The Old Wives Tale is epic in scale and scope, tracing as it does the effects of time on two sisters and their surroundings. The novel is a domestic story told with tenderness, and is concerned not with heroic statesmen or soldiers, but with small details of daily life in a way which demonstrates Bennett’s great debt to french realist writers. The action is concentrated mainly within the provincial town of Bursley, a startling contrast to Paris where Sophia and Gerald elope.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-14-2011
  • Publisher: The Copyright Group