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, Hugo, a man who owned a department store and commercial empire. He was the one of the most powerful man. But one day he fell in love with a girl who worked in his store. Several secrets and mysteries revolve around Hugo and his store. All leading to devious, sometimes humorous and perhaps deadly results… What happened to him? Read the story to know!