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Hilda Lessways

Arnold Bennett

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)

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)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

11h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

30:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

19:07