Riceyman Steps

Riceyman Steps

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The story takes place in 1919-1920 and deals with the final year in the life of its main character, Henry Earlforward, a miser, who keeps a second-hand bookshop in the Clerkenwell area of London. Henry marries Violet Arb, a widow who keeps a neighbouring shop, and who sees in Henry a financially secure future. Henry's parsimony drives them into an increasingly wretched existence. Their lives are contrasted to that of their maid servant Elsie Sprickett and it is she,… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1923

Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1923 winner

Word count: 94,275 words (≈ about 6 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.ca

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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