Card, The: A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns

Arnold Bennett

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 28-07-2016


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SKU: 9780241255544



One of fiction’s greatest chancers – the story of Denry Machin and his unceasing, ingenious efforts to become a great manSet in the raw, Victorian world of the ‘Five Towns’, The Card tells the extremely funny and tangled story of Denry Machin’s rise from mediocrity to fame through a series of ludicrous and yet perversely successful schemes. He dances, pleads, cheats and inspires his way through life in a series of set-pieces which wonderfully evoke a now long-gone world of civic balls, seaside excursions, newspaper boys and patent chocolate remedies. As everybody said after one of his most stylish coups, Denry ‘was not simply a card; he was the card.’

Additional information

Weight 0.192 kg
Dimensions 15 × 134 × 197 mm
Page Count 256