Precious Bane

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 Shropshire In The 1800s, It Is Alive With The Many Moods Of Nature, Benevolent And Violent And The Many Moods Equally Benevolent And Violent Of The People Making Lives There Prue Sarn Is An Unlikely Heroine, Born With A Facial Disfiguration Which The Fates Have Dictated Will Deny Her Love But Prue Has Strength Far Beyond Her Handicap, And This Woman, Suspected Of Witchcraft By Her Fellow Townspeople, Rises Above Them All Through An All Encompassing Sweetness Of Spirit Precious Bane Is Also The Story Of Gideon, Prue S Doomed Brother, Equally Strong Willed, But With Other Motives Determined To Defeat The Poverty Of Their Farm, He Devotes All His Energies To Making Money His Only Diversion From This Ambition, He Abandons Her For The Stronger Drive Of His Money Lust And Finally, It Is The Story Of Kester Woodseaves, Whose Steady Love For All Created Things Leads Him To Resist People S Cruelty Toward Nature And Each Other, And Whose Love For Prue Sarn Enables Him To Discern Her Natural Loveliness Beneath Her Blighted Appearance Rebecca West, A Contemporary Of Mary Webb, Called Her, Simply, A Genius, And G K Chesterton, Another Contemporary, Asserted The Light In The Stories Is A Light Not Shining On The Things But Through Them Critic Hilda Addison Summed Up Precious Bane The Book Opens With One Of Those Simple Sentences Which Haunt The Mind Until The Curiosity Has Been Satisfied It Strikes A Note Which Never Fails Throughout It Opens With A Beauty Which Is Justified To The Last Sentence When The Book Was First Published In 1926 In America, The New York Times Book Review Predicted On Some Bookshelves, We Feel Sure, Precious Bane Will Find Almost A Hallowed Place. This book was an absolute pleasure to read, from start to finish The depth and character development were stunning and you get such a glimpse at human nature at it s best and worst It s almost a spiritual journey after reading you find yourself savoring different passages to find all the truth you know is within them Precious Bane is AMAZING I don t know what exactly it was about it struck me as exquisitely beautiful, but it touched me and I finished it feeling like a better person Prue This book was an absolute pleasure to read, from start to finish The depth and character development were stunning and you get such a glimpse at human nature at it s best and worst It s almost a spiritual journey after reading you find yourself savoring different passages to fi
This is my number one favorite novel of all time I can t really define the reason I love it so much Sure, there s the lyrical writing, the sweet yet spunky protagonist, the gorgeous setting, and the best love story of all time But there s something beyond all that
Set in the 1800 s this tale of rural life shows what a hard, hard life ordinary people endured It could have been set in medieval times, for the superstition, religious brutality and the treatment of women, children, and animals are awful After Gideon and Prue s father dies Gideon is determined to better their lives, and at first his character seems quite admirable, hard working and driven to look after his mother and sister and not heed
Imagine the English language as a man who had passed through life s many stages, from infancy to adulthood This novel may then be considered to have been written in English when the language was still a young boy of thirteen Adding a lot to its quaint charm is the novel s simple, rustic setting, as if saying that when the language was young, so was the world then.There s a love story here, and tragedy, and family When she was a young girl the narrator expressed wonderment that her mother kept Imagine the English language as a man who had passed through life s many stages, from infancy to adulthood This novel may then be considered to have been written in English when the language was still a young boy of thirteen Adding a lot to its quaint charm is the novel s simple, rustic setting, as if saying that when the language was young, so was the world then.There s a love story here, and tragedy, and family When she was a young girl the narrator expressed wonderment that her mother kept on telling her father, in moments of anguish Could I help it if the h
Being the devoted reader of British classics I am, how I ve managed to miss this little gem of a book for so long I honestly don t know But beware, my dear reader, this is not Jane Austen This is a harsh tale, in the style of Thomas Hardy or even George Eliot, you ll see the characters you so much come to care for struggle in an unfair and prejudiced world, and you ll suffer along with them.Prudence Sarn is a country girl who lives with her simple mother and her older brother, Gideon,Maister Being the devoted reader of British classics I am, how I ve managed to miss this little gem of a book for so long I honestly don t know But beware, my dear reader, this is not Jane Austen This is a harsh tale, in the style of Thomas Hardy or even George Eliot, you ll see the characters you so much
I give this book six stars I wanted to begin it again the second I finished it I would never have heard of this book were it not for Goodreads Thanks Goodreads friends This is truly a miracle of a book Set in Shropshire, England, after the Napoleonic Wars Narrated by Prue Sarn, a young woman with a cleft lip, or hare shotten lip, as it is called in the book The book is beautiful in three ways The writing the Shropshire dialect is so wonderful that I whispered almost the entire book a I give this book six stars I wanted to begin it
This novel is unlike any I ve ever read, but its beauty and strength drew me in You can read summaries in myriad other places, so I will just say that the story, told in first person, is sweet, wise, tragic, and real I give five stars only to books I would 1 buy, and 2 re read I had not even finished my borrowed copy before I ordered my own and have already started skimming it again I cannot recommend this to everyone, because it is definitely unusual however, I think it is a worthwhile, This novel is unlike any I ve ever read, but its beauty and strength drew me in You can read summaries in myriad other places, so I will just say that the story, told in first person, is sweet, wise, tragic, and real I give five stars only to books I would 1 buy, and 2 re read I had not even finished my borro
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 Prue Sarn, the tragically cursed narrator speaks from her heart, and she is what endeared me forever to this book The sentiment of a precious bane carries through both Prue s 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 Prue Sarn, the
This is a book that is so amazing that if you don t like it, I really don t want to hear about it I only give it those of the race who know Joseph Written in an old English venacular it tells a beautiful story of redemption and love If you love literature this is a gem My ultimate favorite for the
One of my very favorite works Mary Webb creates a fascinating, jealously enclosed environment whose landscape, characters and situations are almost otherworldly in their strangeness and intensity Told through th

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  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • Precious Bane
  • Mary Webb
  • English
  • 14 February 2019
  • 0268015384