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2.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 52.5 out of 5 2.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arnold Bennett Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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Set in stifled, industrial Staffordshire in the late 19th century, against a strong evangelical background, Anna of the Five Towns tells of the courting of hard businessman Ephraim Tellright's daughter by prosperous and accomplished Henry Mynors.

As her father's fortune grows, so does Anna understanding. She realises her legacy and responsibility for the possible ruination of her father's tenants, Titus Price and his son, Willie, who also loves her. Mynors is soon in partnership with Tellright. Will Anna defy the miserly Ephraim, offend Mynors, with their marriage imminent, and help the unfortunate Prices - or subdue her instincts and resign herself to the way of Business?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E. | 9/21/2009

    " Well written novel of a dismal young woman experiencing hardly any times of joy or opportunities to assert herself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/1/2009

    " A woman's coming of age story told in a solid but plain style - representing, one supposes, the temperament of C19 north of England. "

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About the Author
Author Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) was an English writer best known for his highly detailed novels of the “Five Towns,” the Potteries of Staffordshire, England. He wrote over thirty novels and many lesser works throughout his career.

About the Narrator

Peter Joyce trained at Rose Bruford College and won the Radio Prize. There followed a catalog of repertory work throughout the United Kingdom including two years at the prestigious Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent. His credits include appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the West End and he is currently the director of two companies: Assembled Stories, which records classic literature onto CD, and Past Present Science, for which he travels the world performing his one man shows about Galileo and Newton.