Download PDF The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2006-11 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is a beautiful novel revolving around the lives of three women, Mrs. Baines, Sophia, Constance, and those who surround them. The narration follows occurrences that change life. It is so realistic that one can find one's life in any of the described characters. Bennett compels the reader to search the souls of ordinary people and in the end leaves one with a question about one's own existence.
Download PDF The Absent Mother, Or Women Against Women in the "old Wives Tales" by Marina Warner and published by Uitgeverij Verloren. This book was released on 1991 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF Buried Alive + The Old Wives' Tale + The Card (3 Classics by Arnold Bennett) by Arnold Bennett and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: "Buried Alive + The Old Wives' Tale + The Card (3 Classics by Arnold Bennett)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The hero of a novel Buried Alive is Mr Priam Farll, a painter of considerable ability. He is, however, extremely shy – so shy that when his valet, Henry Leek, dies suddenly, the doctor believes the dead man to be Priam Farll and the live man the valet. The artist does not try to disabuse him. After the funeral , Priam Farll marries a widow and lives a happy life until the loss of his wife’s money means he has to take up painting again. A connoisseur of art recognises his style but thinks the paintings are by an imposter. He makes a fortune by buying his works through a small dealer and selling them in America as genuine. Meanwhile Priam Farll refuses through his obstinate shyness to prove his own identity. The Old Wives Tale (1908), a novel set in part in the Potteries district of North Staffordshire, where Bennett grew up, is generally considered his single masterpiece. The Card is a short comic novel written by Arnold Bennett in 1911. It chronicles the rise of Edward Henry ("Denry") Machin from washerwoman's son to Mayor of Bursley (a fictitious town based on Burslem). This is accomplished through luck, initiative and a fair bit of chutzpah (in slang a card is a ‘character’, an ‘original’; a clever, audacious, person). Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English journalist, novelist, and writer. After working as a rent collector and solicitor's clerk, Bennett won a writing contest which convinced him to become a journalist. He later turned to the writing of novels, including his most famous Clayhanger and Anna of the five towns.
Download PDF Old Wives' Tales by Mary Chamberlain and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2012-05-30 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We may all know that dandelions make us wet the bed, and that stewed prunes are a cure for constipation, but how many of us were aware that a poultice of chicken manure is a remedy for baldness? Or that eel liver will aid a difficult labour? The woman healer is as old as history. For millennia she has been doctor, nurse and midwife, and even in the age of modern medicine her wisdom is handed down in the form of old wives’ tales. Using extensive research into archives and original texts, and numerous conversations with women in city and countryside, Mary Chamberlain presents a stimulating challenge to the history of orthodox medicine and an illuminating survey of female wisdom which goes back to the earliest times. What are old wives’ tales? Where do they come from? Do they really work? These questions, and many more, are answered in this fascinating compendium of remedies and cures handed down from mother to daughter from the beginning of time.
Download PDF Emporium of Superstition: An Old Wives' Tale Anthology by Elle Beaumont and published by Midnight Tide Publishing. This book was released on 2022-10-05 with total page 567 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heed the warnings, or you could be next. A society of Old Wives’ comes together in this collection of suspenseful stories. In between these pages, twelve authors draw on ancient tales your grandmothers warned you about. From demons living amongst humans, to ghosts lurking in the shadows, and even gods looming above, these recountings will surely inspire a fright. Open the book, turn the page, for it may be the last thing you do. Emporium of Superstition is an anthology full of superstition, suspense, and horror. If you love Survive the Night by Riley Seger, Stephen King, Joe Hill and American Horror Story, then you'll not want to miss this thrilling collection. keywords: old wives tale, retelling, folktale, urban legend, horror, light horror, suspense, thriller, mystery, paranormal suspense, paranormal horror
Download PDF Black Cats & April Fools - Origins of Old Wives Tales and Superstitions in Our Daily Lives by Harry Oliver and published by Metro Publishing. This book was released on 2009-06-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We have all touched wood to ward off misfortune, or seen a bride throw a bouquet over her head at a wedding, but how often do we stop to think about where such customs come from, or why we still use them? The truth is that behind many of our daily rituals and beliefs lies a fascinating history of weird and wonderful notions, some rational, others fanciful, that provide a rich and entertaining addition to our lives. In this charming and endlessly diverting book, best-selling author Harry Oliver has delved into the stories behind our rich traditions to explain them to us with characteristic wit and flair, in a gem of a volume that will clear up any of the niggling doubts you may have about our everyday beliefs. So before you search for any more four-leaf clovers, worry about the next Friday 13th or tell someone that chocolate will give them spots, dip into this amazing tome and discover the truth about our diverse beliefs so that next time your ear itches you'll know if someone's really talking about you!
Download PDF The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-04 with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Old Wives' Tale" by Arnold Bennett. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Download PDF The Little Book Of Old Wives' Tales by Sarah Klain and published by Sarah Klain. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page 71 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you ever witnessed a person wearing a red string on their left hand, or touching their belly when they see a bride? What about avoiding walking underneath a ladder on the street? The Little Book of Old Wives' Tales is the first volume in, The Little Book Of series by Sarah Klain. The author debuts her first book of old wives' tales in fifty-seven colourful and vivid illustrations. These humorous tales passed down from generations in her family lineage are about premonitions, relationships, pregnancy, death, health, misfortune, and fortune. This is the perfect and ideal book to sit down with a nice cuppa and have a laugh or two, or gift to someone who might need some mystical spice in their life.
Download PDF The Old Wives' Fairy Tale Book by Angela Carter and published by Pantheon. This book was released on 1995 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fairy tales, folk tales, stories from the oral tradition, are all of them the most vital connection we have with the imaginations of the ordinary men and women whose labour created our world." -- From the Introduction There was a time when fairy tales weren't meant just for children -- they were part of an oral folklore tradition passed down through generations. This volume of sixty enchanting and enduring tales, collected by master storyteller Angela Carter, revives the industry, eccentricity, spirit, and worldly wisdom of women in preindustrial times. Drawn from narrative traditions all around the world -- from ancient Swahili legends to Appalachian tall tales to European spirit stories and more -- these tales together comprise a unique feminine mythology. Angela Carter (1940-1992) was widely known for her novels, short stories, and journalism. Her many books include The Magic Toy Shop, The Sadeian Woman, Nights at the Circus, Fireworks, and Saints and Strangers.
Download PDF Potions, Remedies, and Old Wives' Tales by William Waldo Bauer and published by . This book was released on 1969 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF Old Wives' Tales and Other Women's Stories by Tania Modleski and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1998-11 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alerting readers to a body of recent work that has gone under-examined, Tania Modleski redraws in Old Wives' Tales the perimeter of popular culture. A critical analysis of films such as The Ballad of Little Jo, The Piano and Dogfight, Old Wives' Tales also takes up performance, autobiographical experience, and contemporary social issues to illustrate how women's genres mediate between us and reality. Modelski examines the changes occurring in traditional women's genres, such as romances and melodrama, and explores the phenomenon of female authors and performers who "cross-dress"--women, that is, who are moving into male genres and staking out territory declared off-limits by men and by many feminists.
Download PDF The Old Wives' Tale (1908) . by Arnold Bennett and published by . This book was released on 2019-10-25 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Old Wives' Tale is a novel by Arnold Bennett, first published in 1908. It deals with the lives of two very different sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, following their stories from their youth, working in their mother's draper's shop, into old age. It covers a period of about 70 years from roughly 1840 to 1905, and is set in Burslem and Paris. It is generally regarded as one of Bennett's finest works.The Old Wives' TaleBennett was initially inspired to write the book by a chance encounter in a Parisian restaurant. In the introduction to the book, he says
Download PDF The Old Wives' Tale by and published by . This book was released on 1936 with total page 636 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A classic work of English fiction which celebrates the romance of even the most ordinary lives as it tells the story of the two Baines sisters, placid stay-at-home Constance and rebellious Sophia, from their girlhood to their last days. They move from the family drapery shop in provincial Bursley during the repressive mid-Victorian period to old age in the modern era of mass marketing and the internal combustion engine. The setting ranges from the Wesleyan Methodist chapel in Bursley to a Paris brothel, the action from the controlled domestic routine of the Baines household to wife murder and the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1.
Download PDF What to Believe When You're Expecting by Jonathan Schaffir and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-10-06 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a woman is pregnant, she may hear no end of old wives’ tales, folklore, and advice on what will affect her baby or what will help her pregnancy to go well. Schaffir reviews the origins and the variety of these old tales and advice, repeated generation after generation, and helps women decide which bits they can believe.