The Crowded Street

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The Crowded Street

Author

Winifred Holtby

About this book

The theme of The Crowded Street, 1924, is one that is familiar from other Persephone novels: it was then assumed that young women would stay at home while looking for a husband.

Contents (41)

THE CROWDED STREET
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PROLOGUE
BOOK I (CLARE), I
BOOK II (MRS. HAMMOND), XIV
BOOK III (CONNIE), XXVI
BOOK IV (DELIA), XXXIII
BOOK V (MURIEL), XXXVIII

THE CROWDED STREET

"Beware!

You met two travellers in the town

Who promised you that they would take you down

The valley far away

To some strange carnival this summer's day

Take care,

Lest in the crowded street

They hurry past you with forgetting feet,

And leave you standing there."