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The Old Wives' Tale

By: Arnold Bennett

Price: $9.75

Publisher: Penguin: 1983

Seller ID: 0035295

ISBN: 0140182551

Condition: Very good

"Every stout, ageing woman is not grotesque -- far from it -- but there is an extreme pathos in the mere fact that that every stout ageing woman was once a young girl with the unique charm of youth in her form and her movements and in her mind. And the fact that the change from the young girl to the stout ageing woman is made up of an infinite number of infinitesimal changes, each unperceived by her, only intensifies the pathos. It was at (the) instant (of this observation) that I was visited by the idea of writing the book which ultimately became The Old Wives' Tale." So writes Arnold Bennet... View more info