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Bennett, Arnold 1867-1931

Works: 1,323 works in 7,101 publications in 17 languages and 91,526 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Biography  Humorous stories  Anecdotes  History  Juvenile works  Bibliography 
Subject Headings: Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Librettist, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Scenarist, Other, Creator, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: PR6003.E6, 823.912
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The old wives' tale by Arnold Bennett( Book )
385 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 5,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Old Wives' Tale (1908) celebrates the romance of even the most ordinary lives in the course of tracing the passage of time over three generations. 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 )
203 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first novel of a family saga, Clayhanger (1910) is a coming-of-age story set in the Midlands of Victorian England. It follows Edwin Clayhanger as he leaves school, takes over the family business and falls in love. The triumph of the book is the minute detailing of the effect of bourgeois respectability on Edwin's life and finally his submission to it
Anna of the five towns by Arnold Bennett( Book )
238 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,036 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
Literary taste how to form it by Arnold Bennett( Book )
135 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bennett published this influential book in 1909, with the subtitle "With Detailed Instructions for Collecting a Complete Library of English Literature." Chapters such as "Why a Classic is a Classic," "How to Read a Classic," and "The Question of Style" assist the reader in acquiring a true appreciation of literature. The volume ends with a list of recommended books, which includes books originally written in English from the time of the Venerable Bede through the early twentieth century, as well as an assortment of Latin works
Buried alive; a tale of these days by Arnold Bennett( Book )
185 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ingenious satire, Buried Alive (1908) is Bennett at his most charming and wittiest. It is the story a renowned but exceedingly shy painter, Priam Farll, who assumes the identity of his dead valet, Henry Leek, as a means of avoiding press attention
Riceyman Steps by Arnold Bennett( Book )
129 editions published between 1920 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om en antikvarboghandler i London, der som aldrende pebersvend gifter sig, og om ægteparrets liv med deres tjenestepige
How to live on 24 hours a day by Arnold Bennett( Book )
118 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett( Book )
128 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second novel in the Clayhanger series, Hilda Lessways (1911) is told from the point of view of Edwin's Clayhanger's wife, Hilda. It describes her coming of age, her work as a shorthand clerk and in a lodging house in London and Brighton, her relationship with George Cannon, which ends in a pregnancy, and finally her reconciliation with Edwin
The human machine by Arnold Bennett( Book )
70 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett( Book )
200 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arnold Bennett's The Grand Babylon Hotel, from 1902, tells the story of a German prince mysteriously disappearing. American millionaire Theodore Racksole and his daughter Nella stay at the exclusive Grand Babylon Hotel. When Nella is denied her dinner order of steak and Bass beer, Racksole's solution is to purchase the entire hotel for exactly four hundred thousand pounds and one guinea, the one guinea added after the former owner decides to haggle
These twain by Arnold Bennett( Book )
96 editions published between 1915 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These twain (1916) is the third novel in the Clayhanger series. Edwin Clayhanger, having saved Hilda from destitution by marrying her, must now not only accept her son by a former lover, but also her outspokenness. Bennett's title for this novel suggests the complexity of how Hilda and Edwin attempt to compromise their divergent attitudes for the sake of their marriage
Imperial palace by Arnold Bennett( Book )
65 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett( Book )
75 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Prohack is Arnold Bennett's 1922 comic novel about a delightfully conscientious civil servant who comes into a windfall of 100,000 and enters upon the busy idle life of the leisure class
The author's craft by Arnold Bennett( )
31 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The card : a story of adventure in the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett( Book )
180 editions published between 1911 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written in 1911, The Card is Bennett's brilliantly funny short novel that chronicles the rise of the ever-optimistic Edward Henry (Denry) Machin from washerwoman's son to Mayor of Bursley through luck, initiative and wit, and his greatest asset--a talent for "cheering up" people
Books and persons; being comments on a past epoch, 1908-1911 by Arnold Bennett( Book )
37 editions published between 1917 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Things that have interested me by Arnold Bennett( Book )
32 editions published between 1921 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Milestones; a play in three acts by Arnold Bennett( Book )
99 editions published between 1912 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pretty lady by Arnold Bennett( Book )
63 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of Bennett's most revealing and underrated novels, The Pretty Lady (1918) is set in London. Contrasting class and character, and rife with deception and misunderstanding, it explores the relationship between Gilbert and a French prostitute, Christine, in a world frenzied with patriotic fervor
Helen with the high hand by Arnold Bennett( Book )
87 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally serialized as The Miser's Niece, Helen with a High Hand was published in book form in 1910. It is a short, comedic novel about a miserly man and his estranged young niece. An enjoyable battle of wills takes place, as both characters scheme to achieve the same outcome. Under his niece's influence, the uncle reluctantly abandons some of his financial prejudices
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Alternative Names
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Беннет, Арнольд 1867-1931
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