Leonora edited by John Shapcott
‘She was walking, with her customary air of haughty and rapt leisure, across the market-place of Bursley, when she observed in front of her, at the top of Oldcastle Street, two men conversing and gesticulating vehemently, each seated alone in a dog-cart.
In Leonora Arnold Bennett depicts the emotional fortunes of his beautiful heroine as she is forced to come to terms with the selfish and deceitful behaviour of her husband. Bennett does this against a vividly realised backdrop of the economic and social life of a Potteries town in the late nineteenth century.
The introduction argues the case for Leonora as both a love story and a realistic exploration of the ever-prevalent themes of sex and money.
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