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Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett (Penguin Classics)

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“Clayhanger” by Arnold Bennett is the first novel in the Clayhanger trilogy, which also includes “Hilda Lessways” and “These Twain.” Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the novel follows the life of Edwin Clayhanger, a young man from the fictional English town of Bursley.

The story revolves around Edwin’s coming of age, his struggles with his domineering father, and his aspirations to become an architect. As he navigates the challenges of family expectations, social conventions, and personal relationships, Edwin grapples with questions of identity, ambition, and self-discovery.

“Clayhanger” is praised for its vivid depiction of life in the Potteries, a region known for its pottery industry, as well as its nuanced portrayal of the characters and dynamics within the Clayhanger family. Bennett’s keen observations and realistic portrayal of everyday life make for a compelling narrative that captures the essence of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

The novel is celebrated for its richly drawn characters, evocative descriptions, and insightful exploration of themes such as love, ambition, and the search for meaning. It’s a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers for its universal themes and timeless storytelling.

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