Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931.
Full name: Enoch Arnold Bennett.
English journalist, editor, reviewer and novelist born in Hanley, one of six towns known as
"The Potteries" which collectively form the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He concentrated on
ordinary people and everyday life in his writing, which he set in the fictionalized Five Towns of
his birth (he dropped one).
The Old Wives' Tale. 1908.
The contrasting lives of two sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, daughters of a shopkeeper,
from youth into old age. One stays at home and one runs off to Paris, and they are reunited at the end
of their lives.
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