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Bennett, Arnold 1867-1931

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The old wives' tale by Arnold Bennett( Book )

476 editions published between 1908 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 5,982 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 )

282 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 2,378 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
Buried alive : a tale of these days by Arnold Bennett( Book )

261 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,373 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( )

117 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,121 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
How to live on 24 hours a day by Arnold Bennett( )

94 editions published between 1908 and 2020 in English and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learn to use your most precious commodity-time-to truly live. Arnold Bennet's classic book, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, has been changing the way people use and consider their time since it was first published in 1910. In the intervening century surprisingly little has changed-we still struggle to make use of our time and are often plagued by the persistent worry that we are not making the most of our lives. Bennett encourages readers to stop merely following the rote patterns of their lives and leverage their free hours by viewing time as a commodity like money-each of us is allotted exactly 24 hours every day to spend as we see fit. What we make of our lives will ultimately be a result of what we make of that time. Bennet's prescription is simple, but revolutionary: consider the time outside your work day as an entirely separate day, sixteen hours (give or take) during which you are free to do anything you like to grow and improve yourself and your happiness. Building on that premise, he helps readers begin to take control of their time-starting with just 90 minutes three times a week-and use it to truly live. Bennet's writing is realistic and his advice transcends the years since it was first written. How to Live on 24 Hours a Day is an honest and refreshing perspective on how we can seize control of our time and spend it in the wisest way possible"--
Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett( Book )

193 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,030 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
Denry the audacious by Arnold Bennett( Book )

288 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short comedic novel that chronicles the rise of Edward Henry ("Denry") Machin from washerwoman's son to Mayor of Bursley (a fictitious town based on Burslem)
Anna of the five towns by Arnold Bennett( Book )

167 editions published between 1902 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,942 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
The author's craft by Arnold Bennett( )

40 editions published between 1914 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,718 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 )

154 editions published between 1920 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

127 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,360 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
Literary taste. How to form it by Arnold Bennett( )

39 editions published between 1909 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning a misconception must be removed from the path. Many people, if not most, look on literary taste as an elegant accomplishment, by acquiring which they will complete themselves, and make themselves finally fit as members of a correct society. They are secretly ashamed of their ignorance of literature, in the same way as they would be ashamed of their ignorance of etiquette at a high entertainment, or of their inability to ride a horse if suddenly called upon to do so. There are certain things that a man ought to know, or to know about, and literature is one of them
Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett( )

83 editions published between 1922 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,307 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?
The pretty lady by E.Arnold Bennett( Book )

91 editions published between 1918 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,274 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
Literary taste: how to form it, with detailed instructions for collecting a complete library of English literature by Arnold Bennett( Book )

118 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an e-book
Intolerance : a general survey by Lise Noël( )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,231 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
The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett( )

111 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nella, daughter of millionaire Theodore Racksole, orders a dinner of steak and beer at the exclusive Grand Babylon Hotel in London. Her order is refused, so Theodore promptly buys the chef, the kitchen and the whole hotel. But when hotel staff begin to vanish and a German prince goes missing, Nella discovers that murder, blackmail and kidnapping are also on the menu
Imperial palace by Arnold Bennett( Book )

79 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,196 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. Modelled on the Savoy Hotel in London
The price of love by Arnold Bennett( )

81 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slight story about a young man of weak moral fibre
Books and persons; being comments on a past epoch, 1908-1911 by Arnold Bennett( Book )

57 editions published between 1917 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The old wives' tale
ClayhangerHow to live on 24 hours a dayHilda LesswaysDenry the audaciousAnna of the five townsThe author's craftRiceyman StepsThese twain
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