Riceyman Steps: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1923 (Paperback)

Riceyman Steps: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1923 By Arnold Bennett Cover Image
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The story takes place in 1919-1920 and deals with the final year in the life of its main character, Henry Earlforward, a miser, who keeps a second-hand bookshop in the Clerkenwell area of London. Henry marries Violet Arb, a widow who keeps a neighbouring shop, and who sees in Henry a financially secure future. Henry's parsimony drives them into an increasingly wretched existence. Their lives are contrasted to that of their maid servant Elsie Sprickett and it is she, despite her extreme poverty, who brings life and a future to the bittersweet tale.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781536811414
ISBN-10: 1536811416
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: July 31st, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English