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The Price of Love

Arnold Bennett

Book Overview: 

Rachel Louise Fleckring works for the elderly Mrs Maldon, and although with the woman for only a short time, she is taken into the heart of the family. She falls in love with one of Mrs Maldon’s descendents, but along the way, she has to come to terms with the fact that he isn’t, perhaps, the perfectly honest man she thought he was.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Louis felt in his hip pocket for his reserve cigarette-case.

And Rachel immediately said, with her back to him—

"Have you really got a revolver, or were you teasing—just now in the parlour?"

It was then that he perceived a small unframed mirror, hung at the height of her face on the broad, central, perpendicular bar of the old-fashioned window-frame. Through this mirror the chit—so he named her in his mind at the instant—had been surveying him!

"Yes," he said, producing the second cigarette-case, "I was only teasing." He lit a fresh cigarette from the end of the previous one.

"Well," she said, "you did frighten Mrs. Maldon. I was so sorry for her."

"And what about you? Weren't you frightened?"

"Oh no! I wasn't frightened. I guessed, somehow, you were only teasing."

"Well, I just wasn't teasing, then!&qu. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Bennett writes insightfully about interpersonal communications, internal struggles, and gender differences. He can be witty, silly, or rather subtly humorous. This novel focuses much more on the emotional toll of a relationship built on deceit and superficiality. The main relationship portrays th...more

Naive girl marries ne'er-do-well dandy. Girl struggles with disillusionment. Girl struggles with patriarchal society. Girl accepts fate and sacrifices self to unworthy husband. This book could be accused of every cliche, but I couldn't help liking it. Perhaps it was meant to be traditional and mo...more

A silly farce, entertaining but not much more. Features two young heirs of an elderly woman and the caregiver she hired.

I didn't like the ending much, so I knocked off a star: but the wonderful detail of life in the Potteries at the turn of the century is just so readable - who knew that lighting the gas with a spill or with a taper could represent a social divide!

"Wonderful things happen."

Rachel Louise Fleckering finds herself falling in love with the nephew of her employer. She works for Mrs. Maldon as a housekeeper/companion. Mrs. Maldon who is 70 something, with amazing jet black hair and a kind face hesitates to tell Rachel that her nephew "has a flaw...more