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The Freelands

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John Galsworthy

The Freelands family is a mixture: Tod Freeland is an uncommunicative gentle giant, his wife Kirsteen passionate and free-spoken, Felix is a…

Lady Anna

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Anthony Trollope

When it appeared in 1874, Lady Anna met with little success, and positively outraged the conservative - `This is the sort of thing the readi…

Red Pottage

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Mary Cholmondeley

The book follows a period in the lives of two friends, Rachel West and Hester Gresley. Rachel is a wealthy heiress who falls in love with th…

The White Peacock

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D. H. Lawrence

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 …


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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…

The Wonderful Year

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William John Locke

Martin Overshaw and Corinna Hastings are leading dull and unproductive lives in Paris, having fled humdrum England. They fall in with Fortin…

The Nebuly Coat

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John Meade Falkner

Westray, a young architect, is sent to the town of Cullerne to oversee repairs to the tower of the minster there. He lodges in the town in t…

Chapters 1, 2 & 3

In The Pretty Lady

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Arnold Bennett

‘The Pretty Lady’ is considered to be one of Bennett's most revealing and under-rated works. It is the story of a French prostitute, Christi…

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