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 characters in these novel are numerous. Lord O'Moy, his frivolous wife, her strong-willed cousin, and their faithful family friend. Their personal intrigues are awkwardly tied in with facts about the larger war effort. All twists of the novel are interesting, and shows the story through so many different perspectives. Read it and find out the main intrigue!