Anna of the Five Towns

Set in the Potteries, the region in which Bennett spent much of his youth, this is the story of a miser’s daughter who inherits a fortune. She stands out as a spirited, complex modern woman in a stifling and repressive society.

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'Deeply moving, original, and dealing with material that I had never encountered in fiction, but only in life' Margaret Drabble

Growing up in the world of the 'five towns' of industrial England, with their furnaces and chimneys, huddled red-brown streets, prayer meetings and small-minded bigotry, Anna is dominated by her miserly and tyrannical father. When she inherits a fortune and finds love, she struggles to break free from the constraints upon her, even though she is torn between duty and her deepest feelings. Arnold's novel of parental tyranny and rebellion is a portrayal of a woman of great spirit, complexity and integrity.

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Weight 191 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 15 mm
Author

Publisher

Penguin Classics

Imprint

Penguin Classics

Cover

Paperback

Pages

244

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K