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Viewing Entry - Precious Bane (E13738)
by Webb, Mary.

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TitlePrecious Bane
Author / Responsible partyWebb, Mary.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Published in 1924, Precious Bane is a novel by Mary Webb (1881 - 1927) which touches on ambition, prejudice and hatred but also on the power of love. Prue Sarn is a farm girl in rural Shropshire during the period of the Napoleonic Wars and is viewed with suspicion by the local community because of having been born with a harelip. Her ambitious and domineering brother betrays her and her superstitious neighbours accuse her of witchcraft. An itinerant weaver Kester Woodseaves, makes his living by weaving for the local people in their homes. Like Prue, he loves the natural world and comes to recognises Prue's inner strength and beauty.

Additional Information

System control numberE13738
Original Print PublisherNew York : The Modern library, [1928].
Narrator NameNoel Badrian.
Participant or performer noteNoel Badrian.
Narrators GenderMale narrator