Hilda Lessways

Arnold BENNETT (1867 - 1931)

This book is the second in Bennett’s four books about life in the Five Towns (the real life Potteries in Staffordshire). It tells the story of Hilda before her marriage to Edwin Clayhanger (from the first book). Bennett explores Hilda's ambition to make a career for herself, her coming of age and her working experiences as a shorthand clerk and keeper of a lodging house in London and Brighton. He also shows her intensifying relationship with the enigmatic George Cannon that ends in her disastrous bigamous marriage and pregnancy, and finally her reconciliation with Edwin Clayhanger (Summary by Simon Evers)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Group: The Clayhanger Family

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Play 22 Book 3, Chapter 1 Simon Evers
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Play 26 Book 4, Chapter 1 Simon Evers
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Play 29 Book 5, Chapter 1 Simon Evers
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Play 31 Book 6, Chapter 1 Simon Evers
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Play 36 Book 6, Chapter 6 Simon Evers
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