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Title: Stories from the Five Towns
Author: Arnold Bennett
Story level 2
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Stories from the Five Towns is a collection of short stories written by Arnold Bennett in 1905. There are four short stories about people from five towns.
– News of the Engagement’ is about one son who tries to tell his mother about his engagement. He does not know how to do it better as she is a widow and he is her only child.
– ‘The Burglary’ the judge arranges a burglary in his own house to get rid of a strange portrait of himself.
– ‘Beginning the New Year’ is about a man who returned home after 23 years.
– ‘The Silent Brothers’ is about two brothers who have not spoken to each other for ten years. They make a marriage proposal to the same girl in order to get money by will.
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