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Bennett at his best, in Anna of the Five Towns (1902), The Old Wives' Tale (1908)
, and the three Clay hanger novels, Clayhanger (1910), Hilda Lessways (1911),
and These Twain (1916), is entirely a regional novelist. But he THE NOVEL ...
Within the limits Bennett set himself — the limits are those of life conceived as
being wholly in time — The Old Wives' Tale is almost unassailable. In the
Clayhanger novels Bennett was attempting something of a lower order of
creation and on ...
is with Bennett's Clayhanger. Clayhanger is a fine novel, but there can be no
question which of the two books has the greater impact. Bennett is detached; he
contemplates his characters from a height; he records a completed action.
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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