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Helen with the high hand (original 1910; edition 2009)

by Arnold Bennett

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Title:Helen with the high hand
Authors:Arnold Bennett
Info:Fairfield, IA : 1stWorld Pub., 2009.
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Rating:***1/2
Tags:fiction, English literature, humour, romance, (2012 reads)

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Helen with the High Hand by Arnold Bennett (1910)

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It is difficult to say who is the more delightful in this charming domestic comedy: James Ollerenshaw or high handed Helen who arrives to disturb his miserly, measured existence. When Helen Rathbone met her estranged step-uncle James on a park bench in one of the Five Towns, no citizen of this provincial manufacturing region could have guessed what a turn events would take, least of all the two protagonists. Helen was quite convinced she could could change James Ollerenshaw for the better, whilst he was equally determined she should not. From that moment their lives were inextricably bound together and would affect many more inside and outside their circle. (Allan Sutton Pocket Classics summary)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0862990769, Paperback)

In Bennett's novel, Helen is a schoolteacher who leaves her home town to be with the man she has fallen in love with, then finds herself involved with a wealthy uncle.

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Originally serialized as The Miser's Niece, Helen with a High Hand was published in book form in 1910. It is a short, comedic novel about a miserly man and his estranged young niece. An enjoyable battle of wills takes place, as both characters scheme to achieve the same outcome. Under his niece's influence, the uncle reluctantly abandons some of his financial prejudices.… (more)

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