Hilda Lessways

By: Arnold Bennett
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett is a character-driven novel set against the backdrop of the Staffordshire Potteries during Edwardian England. Bennett's literary masterpiece intricately weaves together themes of coming of age, social realism, and psychological depth, offering a poignant portrayal of everyday life in provincial society. Through the lens of Hilda Lessways, the protagonist, readers are immersed in a rich tapestry of family dynamics and cultural critique. Bennett's exploration of Hilda's journey resonates with authenticity, as she navigates the complexities of her environment and grapples with the societal expectations placed upon her. Within the pages of this British fiction, Bennett masterfully captures the nuances of Edwardian society, shedding light on its strengths and shortcomings. Through Hilda's experiences, readers gain insight into the intricate web of relationships and the dynamics at play within her community. As a work of social realism, "Hilda Lessways" offers a compelling examination of human nature and the forces that shape individuals within their cultural milieu. Bennett's portrayal of Hilda's growth and self-discovery serves as a timeless testament to the enduring power of literature to illuminate the human condition.

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Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett was born on May 27, 1867, in Hanley, Staffordshire, which is now part of Stoke-on-Trent but was previously a separate municipality. He was the eldest of three boys and three daughters born to Enoch Bennett (1843-1902) and Sarah Ann, nee Longson (1840-1914). Enoch Bennett's early career was marked by ups and downs: following an unsuccessful attempt to start a pottery manufacturing and sales firm, he established himself as a draper and pawnbroker in 1866. Four years later, Enoch's father died, leaving him some money with which he apprenticed at a local legal business; in 1876, he became a solicitor. The Bennetts were strong Wesleyans who enjoyed music, culture, and socializing. Bennett attended the Wedgwood Institute in Burslem from 1877 to 1882, and then attended a grammar school in Newcastle-under-Lyme for one year. He was good at Latin and better at French; he had an inspirational headmaster who instilled in him a lifelong love of French literature and the French language. He excelled intellectually and passed Cambridge University exams, which may have led to an Oxbridge degree, but his father had other ideas. Bennett left school in 1883 at the age of 16 and began unpaid work at his father's business. He split his time between unpleasant occupations, such as rent collection, during the day and preparing for exams in the evening.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 280pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362763621
  • ISBN-13: 9789362763624
  • Item Weight: 364g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.6mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary