The Card (Paperback)

Arnold Bennett

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One of fiction's greatest chancers - the story of Denry Machin and his unceasing, ingenious efforts to become a great man Set 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.'


Product Details

  • Product code: AULLT
  • ISBN: 9780241255544
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.2cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Thu Jul 28 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 8

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