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Anna of the Five Towns By Arnold Bennett

Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett

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Originally published in 1902, this novel depicts the severe economic and moral pressures of life in the Potteries in the late 19th century. Against the vitality and harshness of urban life, Bennett's narrative is a compelling delineation of his heroine's attempts to gain freedom and independence.

Anna of the Five Towns Summary

Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett

In Anna of the Five Towns (1902) Arnold Bennett depicts the severe economic and moral pressures of life in the Potteries in the late nineteenth century, as they affect the emotional fortunes of his heroine. When Anna Tellwright comes of age, she learns from her miserly father that she is rich, and discovers for herself that she is loved by two men: popular, charismatic, and successful Henry Mynors, and awkward Willie Price. The novel presents her resistance to her father against the background of pottery manufacture and the repressive regime of Methodism. This was the first of Bennett's novels to mark out the province of the Five Towns where much of his later fiction is set. Drawing on his boyhood experience of the Staffordshire Potteries area, he shows both the vitality and the harshness of life in the community. Yet although the events of the novel - including suicide and embezzlement - are sensational, the narrative is restrained and compelling in its delineation of Anna's attempts to gain freedom and independence. This book is intended for undergraduate students of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British fiction; particularly courses dealing with the lot of women, industrialism, or realism.

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GOR002302953
9780192829658
0192829653
Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1995-03-30
255
N/A
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