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Helen with the High Hand

by Arnold Bennett

It follows the story of Helen Rathbone, a confident and independent young woman living in Edwardian England. In this coming-of-age tale, Helen is faced with the challenges of navigating society's expectations of her gender and class while also pursuing her own desires and ambitions. The novel touches upon themes of love, marriage, family, and societal norms. Bennett's writing style is engaging, and his characters are vividly portrayed, making this a compelling read for any young adult. The book provides a glimpse into a bygone era, allowing readers to explore the culture and attitudes of early 20th-century England. "Helen with the High Hand" is a timeless piece of literature that has remained relevant even after more than a century of its publication. It is an excellent choice for teenagers who enjoy historical fiction and are interested in exploring the themes of identity, individualism, and societal expectations. The novel also offers insights into the changing roles of women in society and the challenges they faced during that period. Overall, "Helen with the High Hand" is a captivating read that will leave a lasting impression on young minds.

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Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1910

Author

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Bennett is best known for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in a fictionalised version of the Potteries, which he called The Five Towns. He strongly believed that literature should b...

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