Precious Bane, by Mary Webb

By (author)Mary Webb


Precious Bane, written by Mary Webb. The present copy was published by The Modern Library in New York. Undated.

Precious Bane is a poignant tale set in the early 1800s in the West Midlands of England. The story follows the journey of Prue Sarn, a young woman born with a cleft lip, as she navigates the challenges of her affliction and societal prejudice. Despite being told she will never find love or have children, Prue’s determination and inner strength shine through as she discovers her own worth and fights for her dreams. With its beautifully crafted narrative, Precious Bane explores themes of love, self-acceptance, and resilience.

This vintage hardcover edition is in very good condition, features a green cloth cover with slight rubbing on the front and a slight forward tilt to the spine. The book is clean and free of any writing or markings.

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Precious Bane, by Mary Webb, published by The Modern Library in New York. Undated, but dates back to mid-century. 356 pages.
Green cloth hardcover volume. No dustjacket. Slight rubbing of color on front cover. Slight forward tilt to spine. Ex libris sticker on inside front cover. Very clean, no writing or markings in the book. in Very Good condition.

Precious Bane tells the touching story of the young Prue Sarn, coming of age in the early 1800’s, part of a hard-working farm family in the West Midlands of England. She’s considered afflicted, due to being born with a cleft lip, and told she’ll never have a lover or children.

Weight 0.29 kg
Dimensions 19 × 13 × 3 cm





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Condition Very Good