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The Roll-Call

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Arnold Bennett


"The Roll-Call" is the sequel to the Clayhanger trilogy. This book concerns the young life of Clayhanger's stepson, George. George…

Simon the Jester

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William John Locke


Simon de Gex, a wealthy and successful MP, is diagnosed with a terminal illness and decides to use his last few months using his wealth and …

Lilian

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Arnold Bennett


Lilian works in a typewriting office owned by Felix Grig, a middle-aged man of means. The office is run by his spinster sister, Miss Grig, w…

Diana Tempest

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Mary Cholmondeley


Colonel Tempest , his wastrel son Archie and beautiful daughter Diana (Di) are dismayed when they are cut out of the will of old Mr Tempest…

The Dust Flower

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Basil King


Rashleigh Allerton, a wealthy New Yorker, quarrels with his well-to-do fiancée Barbara and impetuously says that he will marry instea…

A Great Man: a Frolic

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Arnold Bennett


Subtitled 'A Frolic', this light-hearted book follows the fortunes of Henry Shakespeare Knight who, rather to his own surprise, writes a bes…

The Empty Sack

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Basil King


The book follows the fortunes of Jennie Follett, a New York artist’s model, and Teddy, her brother. After their father’s dismissal from his …

Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

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Anthony Trollope


Sir Harry Hotspur’s only son and heir dies young which means that the title goes to a cousin, George Hotspur. Sir Harry wants the ancestral …

Septimus

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William John Locke


The book concerns the tangled lives of four people: Zora, a young widow who seeks some purpose in her life; Septimus Dix, an other-wordly bu…

Mr. Prohack

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Arnold Bennett


Mr Prohack, an ordinary official in the Treasury and leading a hum-drum life, suddenly and unexpectedly inherits a large sum of money which,…

Fraternity

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John Galsworthy


A satire of middle-class complacency and artistic aspiration. It is the story of a strange bohemian upper-class love triangle, and of a myst…

Max

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Katherine Cecil Thurston


On a trans-continental train journey into Paris, Max, a young adventurer determined to make his way as an artist, meets Blake, a well-to-do …

The Thread of Flame

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Basil King


Edward wakes up on board a ship crossing the Atlantic, on his return from the Great War – however, he finds that his memory of who he is and…

The Inner Shrine

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Basil King


At the opening of this story Diane Eveleth returns from a party in Paris to her mother-in-law, who tells her that her husband George Eveleth…

Leonora

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Arnold Bennett


Leonora Stanway is 40 and lives a comfortable middle-class life with her unsympathetic and dull husband, John. Her three daughters are rapid…

Linda Tressel

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Anthony Trollope


Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg. Madame Staubach takes in the od…

Clayhanger (Version 2)

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Arnold Bennett


A coming-of-age story about Edwin Clayhanger, who leaves school, has his ambition to become an architect thwarted by his tyrannical father, …

Notwithstanding

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Mary Cholmondeley


The book starts with Annette Georges choosing between two fates: suicide and running away with a disreputable stranger. She is rescued by a …

The Side of the Angels

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Basil King


The book is set in New England in the early 20th century in an old established community where times are rapidly changing but nonetheless th…

My First Dissipation

In David Copperfield

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Charles Dickens


"David Copperfield" or "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blun…

I Fall Into Captivity

In David Copperfield

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Charles Dickens


"David Copperfield" or "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blun…

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