ISBN 9780141442112,The Old Wives' Tale

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ISBN 9780141442112
Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780141442112

ISBN-10 0141442115
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 617 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

First published in 1908, The Old Wives' Tale affirms the integrity of ordinary lives as it tells the story of the Baines sisters - shy, retiring Constance and defiant, romantic Sophia - over the course of nearly half a century. Bennett traces the sisters' lives from childhood in their father's drapery shop in provincial Bursley, England, during the mid-Victorian era, through their married lives, to the modern industrial age, when they are reunited as old women. The setting moves from the Five Towns of Staffordshire to exotic and cosmopolitan Paris, while the action moves from the subdued domestic routine of the Baines household to the siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
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