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Bennett, Arnold 1867-1931

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The old wives' tale by Arnold Bennett( Book )

447 editions published between 1908 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 5,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Wives' Tale (1908) celebrates the romance of even the most ordinary lives as it tells the story of the two Baines sisters, placid stay-at-home Constance and rebellious Sophia, from their girlhood to their last days. They move from the family drapery shop in provincial Bursley during the repressive mid-Victorian period to old age in the modern era of mass marketing and the internal combustion engine. The setting ranges from the Wesleyan Methodist chapel in Bursley to a Paris brothel, the action from the controlled domestic routine of the Baines household to wife murder and the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1
Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett( Book )

265 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait of provincial life in the Potteries [1872-82] centres on the growing awareness of a young individual, Edwin Clayhanger. It opens with Edwin{u2019}s 16 year old vague employment aspirations being closed down by Darius, his domineering father, who demands he carry on the printing shop he has created. Seven years later, Edwin, largely paralysed by work routine and his father{u2019}s will, finds refuge in fantasies. However, a family move next to the Orgreaves' residence opens out a more enriching life style. Here Edwin encounters Hilda Lessways and finds in her exotic, instinctive personality a counter to his own anxious insular world. They decide to marry but Hilda unexpectedly returns to Brighton and marries George Cannon instead four years later. Darius is diagnosed with {u2018}cerebral softening{u2019} and given two years to live. After his father{u2019}s death, Edwin becomes fond of Hilda{u2019}s son, George, during his visits to the Orgreaves. George catches influenza and when Hilda arrives she tells Edwin her marriage is now null and void. When Edwin then gets influenza they confess a love for each other unchanged over the preceding nine years
Anna of the five towns by Arnold Bennett( Book )

277 editions published between 1902 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was the first of Bennett's novels to mark out the province of the Five Towns where much of his later fiction is set. Drawing on his boyhood experience of the Staffordshire Potteries area, he shows both the vitality and the harshness of life in the community. Yet although the events of the novel - including suicide and embezzlement - are sensational, the narrative is restrained and compelling in its delineation of Anna's attempts to gain freedom and independence
Buried alive : a tale of these days by Arnold Bennett( Book )

234 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this funny tale, Henry Leek, valet to the renowned painter Priam Farll, dies and they are mistakenly identified as the other. The valet is buried with pomp and circumstance in Westminster Abbey while Priam poses as Leek.
The human machine by Arnold Bennett( )

102 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this delightful volume of insightful and good-humored advice, motivational writer Arnold Bennett points out that for all of the time we humans dedicate to learning, very little of that time is spent endeavoring to elucidate helpful points for living life well, and to the fullest. It's a sad state of affairs that Bennett sets out to remedy in The Human Machine
Denry the audacious by Arnold Bennett( Book )

270 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arnold Bennett's ... splendidly comic portrayal of Edward Henry Machin, known as Denry to his mother to save time, is set in Bursley, one of the author's Five Towns of Staffordshire. Starting in 1897, when Denry first saw the smoke of the potbanks, the tale chronicles his rise to fame and wealth including such events as improving his exam results to guarantee success, adjusting the guest list of the municipal ball to include himself and then daring to ask the Countess of Chell to dance! Denry is given a week's notice as a result of this last impertinence but soon turns it to his advantage, setting up in business as a Rent Collector and Estate Agent. Eventually Denry becomes Bursley's youngest Mayor having gained the reputation of the Five Towns greatest 'Card'
How to live on 24 hours a day by Arnold Bennett( )

119 editions published between 1908 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1910, this guide offers down-to-earth, practical advice about how to make the most of your day and how to strike the work-life balancean issue still at the forefront of modern society's concerns As you look back on the year that has just past, do you feel as though you spent another 12 months merely existing instead of truly living? Do you often go to bed at night with an anxious, sinking feeling that you wasted away another precious day? The important lesson, according to Arnold Bennett's guide, is to commit to carving out some time each day to do things that will really enrich your life and help you progress. Investing all your hours in a job you dislike; your routine consisting of getting up, going to work, coming home, unwinding, and going to bedBennett argues that this is not living but simply existing. Bennett's solution is to make the most of the time either side of working hours, the commute, the evening hours, and that golden time, the weekend! Time can be spent in various pursuits, from literature, enjoying of the arts, or even just time spent in reflection. This pioneering and original lifestyle and time management guide is succinctly and cleverly written in an easy-to-read and narrative style that readers will enjoy and find as useful today as it was 100 years ago
Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett( Book )

173 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second novel in the series parallels Edwin Clayhanger's story from the point of view of his eventual wife, Hilda, by telling the story of her coming of age, her working experiences as a shorthand clerk and as a keeper of lodging houses in London and Brighton, her relationship with George Cannon, which ends in her disastrous bigamous marriage and pregnancy, and her reconciliation with Edwin Clayhanger. Bennett includes some scenes from the first book retold from Hilda's perspective
The author's craft by Arnold Bennett( )

33 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as with his novels, much of Arnold Bennett's non-fiction work has stood the test of time. One of his most popular non-fiction works, which is still read to this day, is the self-help book "How to Live on 24 Hours a Day". His diaries have yet to be published in full, but extracts from them are often quoted in the British press. Bennett also wrote for the stage and the screen. The Author's Craft, contains some of Bennett's essays on the art of writing, with his thoughts on applying the craft to both novel and play writing
Riceyman Steps by Arnold Bennett( Book )

139 editions published between 1920 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of a drab, miserly bookseller in a small town
These twain by Arnold Bennett( Book )

102 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Clayhanger' and 'Hilda Lessways', Bennett followed the development of a relationship from two very different perspectives. He now draws these together in a finale that sees the two young protagonists embarking upon married life. One might expect a fairy tale romance, but both Edwin and Hilda are extremely strong-willed, and this clash of personalities makes for a marriage that often hovers on the brink of failure. This concluding volume of the 'Clayhanger trilogy' contains some of Bennett's very finest work, depicting superb scenes from provincial life and painting a powerful picture of the conflict of wills in an inharmonious marriage. - Publisher
Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett( Book )

79 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Prohack is a bureaucrat who relishes carrying out his duties with precision and accuracy. His exceedingly high expectations have earned him grudging respect -- and a measure of fear -- from his colleagues and underlings. When Prohack unexpectedly receives a windfall, his comfortable middle-class existence is turned upside down. Will he be able to adjust to his new status?
Imperial palace by Arnold Bennett( Book )

73 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central figure of the book is the Imperial Palace, a super-luxury hotel, "the kind of hotel whose directors are gods, whose managers are archangels, whose myriad head-waiters and staff are the choir of cherubim and seraphim." This vast and splendidly organized hotel is the creation of that artist among hotel-managers, Evelyn Orcham, and like every one else on its staff he is enslaved to it. Just for a moment he is deflected by the heady charms of Gracie Savott, who deliberately tempts him, but he returns to the more soberly satisfying Violet Powler, head housekeeper of the Imperial Palace, whose allegiance to the hotel is as strong as his own
Literary taste. How to form it by Arnold Bennett( )

32 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pretty lady by Arnold Bennett( Book )

80 editions published between 1918 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the West End of London, a wealthy man is rejuvenated by his association with a beautiful and discreet young courtesan. He also is profoundly influenced by a refined woman who, after three weeks of married life, learns of her husband's death on the battlefield
The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett( Book )

101 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grand Babylon Hotel opens with New York millionaire Theodore Racksole's demand for an "Angel Kiss"--An American concoction the Grand Babylon does not serve. Racksole and his daughter Nella are on vacation, but quickly find themselves running the hotel, after Theodore's impulsive purchase of the establishment from founder and owner Felix Babylon. Soon the Racksoles are rushing to solve the mystery that threatens the reigning Prince of Posen--and Nella's future. The hotel itself opens possibilities for adventure, discovery, and wonder that the Racksoles had never anticipated. The novel, out of print for decades, raises serious questions about the possibilities for a truly cosmopolitan world, offering a dazzling picture of what this would look like. The historical appendices to this edition include extensive photographs and documents from the history of the Savoy Hotel (the model for the Grand Babylon) and material on the film version."--
Intolerance : a general survey by Lise Noël( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a comparative, interdisciplinary analysis of how oppression is related to six parameters race, class, gender, sexual preference, age, and mental and physical health Lise Noel points to a common ground. Since the sixteenth century intolerance has been defined primarily as the undue condemnation of an opinion or behaviour. Liberation movements of the 1960s extended the notion of intolerance to the dimension of identity the oppression of another human being on the basis of what that person is. Noel argues that comparative analysis of the relationships of domination must therefore focus on all six parameters. She analyses these parameters from the perspective of discourse (the social production of meaning) and finds that the discourse of intolerance validates the most brutal forms of oppression : intolerance is the theory and domination and oppression are the practice. She finds common patterns from one parameter to another and also from one country to another, including Canada, the United States, Great Britain, and France."--Pub. website
Literary taste: how to form it, with detailed instructions for collecting a complete library of English literature by Arnold Bennett( Book )

80 editions published between 1900 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books and persons; being comments on a past epoch, 1908-1911 by Arnold Bennett( Book )

55 editions published between 1917 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matador of the Five Towns and other stories by Arnold Bennett( Book )

100 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and Esperanto and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1912, this collection of short stories is set in the "Five Towns" which refers to the industrial district in the English Midlands where Bennett was born. The volume contains "The Dog," "The Elixir of Youth," "Baby's Bath," "Jock-at-a-Venture," "The Death of Simon Fuge," "The Matador of the Five Towns," "The Feud," "The Lion's Share," among others
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How to live on 24 hours a day
ClayhangerAnna of the five townsBuried alive : a tale of these daysThe human machineDenry the audaciousHow to live on 24 hours a dayHilda LesswaysThe author's craft
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