Enoch Arnold Bennett (always known as Arnold Bennett) was one of the most remarkable literary figures of his time, a product of the English Potteries that he made famous as the Five Towns. Yet he could hardly wait to escape his home town, and he did so by the sheer force of his ambition to succeed as an author. In his time he turned his hand to every kind of writing, but he will be remembered for such novels as The Old Wives' Tale, the Clayhanger trilogy (Clayhanger, Hilda Lessways, and These Twain), and The Card.
The main hero of the book, Helen, met her estranged great uncle in a park and made plans to have some of his wealth for her own. She became his housekeeper, thereby giving up her hated teaching job. She slowly began to take the "high hand" with him, trying to manipulate him to get what she wanted. What happened with her next? Read the story to know!