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2 edition of Precious bane. found in the catalog.

Precious bane.

Mary Gladys Meredith Webb

Precious bane.

With an introd. by Stanley Baldwin.

by Mary Gladys Meredith Webb

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Published by Cape in London .
Written in English


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SeriesHers Collected works
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LC ClassificationsPR6045 E2 P7
The Physical Object
Pagination320p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20574678M


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A book unlike any I've read before, but it was one of the most pure and beautiful stories I've ever read. Precious Bane is not a quick read, the language in particular made the reading a bit slower (it is written in Old English and dripping with 19th century superstitions), but it could not have been told any other way/5.

Precious Bane, recommended by a librarian, was the first romantic novel I read that had young people (as opposed to, say, Jane Eyre as an adult, where the romance is so palpable. I recommend this beautifully written book (not great; that must be reserved for great), as a charming book for 13 years up with a liking for a vocabulary that includes /5(54).

Precious Bane, recommended by a librarian, was the first romantic novel I read that had young people (as opposed to, say, Jane Eyre as an adult, where the romance is so palpable.

I recommend this beautifully written book (not great; that must be reserved for great), as a charming book for 13 years up with a liking for a vocabulary that includes /5(). The Shropshire novelist's Precious Bane shares Hardy's love of melodrama, but has a more rounded grasp of human nature Eloise Millar Tue 10.

Free download or read online Precious Bane pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Mary Webb. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this classics, fiction story are. The book has been awarded with Prix Femina Vie Heureuse Anglais /5.

Complete summary of Mary Gladys Meredith's Precious Bane. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Precious Bane. A compelling story of passion, with an enduring air of enchantment throughout, Precious Bane is a novel that haunts us with its beauty and its timeless truths about our deepest hopes.

Set in More. Precious Bane (A Virago modern classic) by Webb, Mary and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Book Three The Hiring Fair The Baiting “The Best Tall Script, Flourished” Jancis Runs Away Dragon-flies Book Four Harvest Home Beguildy Seeks a Seventh Child The Deathly Bane All on a May Morning The Last Game of Conquer The Breaking of the Mere “Open the Gates as Wide as the Sky” /5(15).

Mary Webb was born – and Precious Bane was published in I had read several of Mary Webb's novels before and always found them engaging and compelling. Similar in atmosphere to Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbevilles" it captures a great feeling of the remoteness of the countryside and the isolation that the characters live with/5().

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The Moment: Kester comes to thank Prue for saving his life. The Set-Up – Precious Bane‘s Prue and Kester. In Precious Bane, Prue Sarn saw Kester Woodseaves for the first time at her friend Jancis’ love spinning and fell for him almost immediately.

Precious Bane is a novel by Mary Webb, first published in It won the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse Prize.

In it was made into a six-part BBC television drama series starring Patrick Troughton and Daphne its French title 'Sarn', it was produced as a television play by French Television ORTF inwith Dominique Labourier as Prue, Josep Maria Flotats as Gedeon and Pierre.

LibriVox recording of Precious Bane by Mary Webb. Read in English by NoelBadrian Published inPrecious Bane is a novel by Mary Webb ( - ) which touches on ambition, prejudice and hatred but also on the power of love.

Precious Bane by Mary Webb,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). You will have to read PRECIOUS BANE for yourself to find out if it has a fairy tale ending.

About The Author: Mary Webb () was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well.

Directed by Christopher Menaul. With John Bowe, Janet McTeer, Clive Owen, Jane Wood. In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently/10(23).

Book Three The Hiring Fair The Baiting “The Best Tall Script, Flourished” Jancis Runs Away Dragon-flies Book Four Harvest Home Beguildy Seeks a Seventh Child The Deathly Bane All on a May Morning The Last Game of Conquer The Breaking of the Mere “Open the Gates as Wide as the Sky” Brand: University of Notre Dame Press.

The book has an Introduction by The Right Hon. Stanley Baldwin (), three-time Prime Minister of Britain during the ’s and ’30’s. A compelling story of passion, with an enduring air of enchantment throughout, Precious Bane is a novel that haunts us with its beauty and its timeless truths about our deepest hopes.

Set in Shropshire in the s, it is alive with the many moods. Wikipedia Book - Precious Bane. M4B Audiobook (MB) M4B Audiobook (MB) Download cover art Download CD case insert. Precious Bane. Mary WEBB ( - ) Published inPrecious Bane is a novel by Mary Webb ( - ) which touches on ambition, prejudice and hatred but also on the power of love.

Prue Sarn is a farm girl. Born at the time of Waterloo in the wild country of Shropshire, Prudence Sarn is a wild, passionate girl, cursed with a hare lip -- her 'precious bane'. Cursed for it, too, by the superstitious people amongst whom she lives. Prue loves two things: the remote countryside of her birth and, hopelessly, Kester Woodseaves, the weaver.

The tale of how Woodseaves gradually discerns Prue's true beauty. Buy Precious Bane (Virago Modern Classics) Reprint by Webb, Mary (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). Precious Bane by Mary WEBB ( - ) Genre(s): Literary Fiction, Romance Read by: NoelBadrian in English Chapters: - 00 - Introduction and Foreword - 01. Precious Bane (TV Movie )John Bowe, Janet McTeer, Clive Owen - Duration: TrueTvmovies Movies2 views.

Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. "Paul Sherwin's Precious Bane is at once the definitive study of the poetry of William Collins and also the best informed, most critically acute book yet written upon the Miltonic influence on subsequent poetry. Sherwin's deep learning and original insights illuminate Milton and Keats quite as much as they do Collins and the other tragic poets.

IT IS HARD, now, to imagine a Prime Minister writing a foreword to a novel and celebrating its account of “a soul’s loveliness”. Stanley Baldwin read Mary Webb’s Precious Bane at Christmasless than a year before her was, he wrote, “the fresh and crushing answer” to the “stupid urban view of the countryside as dull.

Download Precious Bane in PDF and EPUB Formats for free. Precious Bane Book also available for Read Online, mobi, docx and mobile and kindle reading. Get this from a library. Precious bane. [Mary Webb] -- The story is set in rural Shropshire shortly after the Napoleonic Wars.

It is narrated by the central character, Prue Sarn, whose life is blighted by having a harelip. Only the weaver, Kester.

Precious Bain is a beautiful story. This abridgment takes out all of the descriptive language of the author plus the details that give it life. Descriptions of countryside, the building of relationships,depth of the characters both good and bad, It is more a dramatization, or the soundtrack of a short bad movie then a book.

I wish I had been. BOOK I. CHAPTER 1 SARN MERE. It was at a love-spinning that I saw Kester first. And if, in these new-fangled days, when strange inventions crowd upon us, when I hear tell there is even a machine coming into use in some parts of the country for reaping and mowing, if those that mayhappen will read this don't know what a love-spinning was, they shall hear in good time.

Precious Bane is an adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Webb. Set inPrecious Bane is the story of Prue Sarn, who was born with the “Witch’s Mark”. Her brother Gideon says no man will ever love her, so she must join him in his quest for wealth and power. Bloom writes: "Paul Sherwin's Precious Bane is at once the definitive study of the poetry of William Collins and also the best informed, most critically acute book yet written upon the Miltonic influence on subsequent poetry.

Her finest achievement was the award of the Prix Femina, a coveted literary prize, for this her fifth novel, Precious Bane, a story of rural Shropshire in the early nineteenth century. This book was greatly admired by the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, who sent the author a letter of appreciation.4/5(13).

Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t1qg3sr4v Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner Internet Archive Python library Precious Bane is perhaps the archetypal rural romance - a genre which was very popular in England in the s, and the best of its class.

To tired urban readers of the late s it will seem cliched - almost itself a pastiche of the genre. To me it is required reading, if only as a pre-cursor to the best pastiche of the rural romance ever /5(). Precious Bane, novel by Mary Webb, published in The story is set in the wild countryside near the Welsh border and is narrated by Prudence Sarn, a young woman whose life has been disrupted by her physical deformity, a cleft lip.

Prudence’s defect forces her to develop an inner strength that. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Webb, Mary Gladys Meredith, Precious bane. London: J. Cape, ( printing) (OCoLC) Precious Bane by Mary Webb. — 2 ratings — 0 reviews subjects: Historical Fiction.

Tweet. and put all these things into a book. And indeed when I was a young wench there were not many great ladies, even, that could do much more scribing than to write a love-letter, and some could but just write such things as ‘This be quince and 4/5(2).

― Mary Webb, quote from Precious Bane “Labor brings a thing nearer the hearts core.” “I've thought since that when folk grumble about this and that and be not happy, it is not the fault of creation, that is like a vast mere full of good, but it is the fault of their bucket's smallness.”.

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