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These Twain

Arnold Bennett

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Hilda is saved from destitution by Edwin Clayhanger who marries her. The two, with Hilda's son by her disastrous 'marriage' to George Cannon, are living in Bursley. Edwin does not enjoy an entirely happy marriage with Hilda because of her outspokenness. Hilda has strong opinions on matters which at the time were considered to be a male preserve – for example, on Edwin’s business. She also does things without telling him. As a consequence, Edwin has his doubts about their marriage and is angered by his wife just as he had been by his father. The book shows how Hilda and Edwin attempt to compromise, its title being a play on words: does it mean "these two" or "these separate"? It is suggested that they had both become perhaps too set in their ways before their marriage, even though each was in some way 'saved' by their union. (Summary by Simon Evers)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

46:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

37:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

41:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

41:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

42:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

38:14