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.
Interesting image of a woman with grown children over 100 years ago in an American town. Leonora thought, on her fortieth birthday, that she had lived a trivial, unromantic life in quiet wealth with her three daughters and a husband. She met a romance when her husband's former partner's son returns from America, a successful and dominant man. What happened next? Read the story to know!