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Bennett, Arnold 1867-1931

Works: 1,464 works in 7,637 publications in 15 languages and 95,222 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Diaries  History  Bibliography 
Subject Headings: Authors, English 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Librettist, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Scenarist, Editor, Translator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Speaker, Honoree
Classifications: PR6003.E6, 823.912
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The old wives' tale by Arnold Bennett( Book )
305 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,548 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 )
181 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,909 libraries worldwide
Set in the Midlands of Victorian England, Clayhanger follows Edwin Clayhanger as he leaves school, takes over the family business, and falls in love. The first in a series of novels about the Clayhanger family, the book was originally published in 1910
Anna of the five towns by Arnold Bennett( Book )
192 editions published between 1902 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,777 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 )
194 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,578 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.
Riceyman Steps by Arnold Bennett( Book )
100 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,490 libraries worldwide
Life of a drab, miserly bookseller in a small town
Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett( Book )
143 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
Denry the audacious by Arnold Bennett( Book )
194 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,222 libraries worldwide
Denry Machin, the Card - social climber, business adventurer - was the talk of the Five Towns and earned himself his nickname
Imperial palace by Arnold Bennett( Book )
55 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 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
These twain by Arnold Bennett( Book )
109 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
Hilda Lessways og Edwin Clayhanger møder igen hinanden efter mange omskiftelser, men hverdagen i deres ægteskab former sig anderledes, end de har tænkt sig
The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett( Book )
183 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,117 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."--
Books and persons; being comments on a past epoch, 1908-1911 by Arnold Bennett( Book )
47 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
How to live on 24 hours a day by Arnold Bennett( Book )
116 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 853 libraries worldwide
The author offers practical advice (blended with bits of humor) on improving the quality of everyday life through time management
Literary taste: how to form it, with detailed instructions for collecting a complete library of English literature by Arnold Bennett( Book )
95 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett( Book )
69 editions published between 1922 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 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 matador of the Five Towns and other stories by Arnold Bennett( Book )
67 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 766 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
The human machine by Arnold Bennett( Book )
80 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 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
Helen with the high hand; an idyllic diversion by Arnold Bennett( Book )
98 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was a British writer. He went to work for his father but was unhappy working for his father and earning very little money. The theme of parental miserliness occurs in his works. At 21 he went to London to clerk for a solicitor. He then began working for a magazine called Women. When he noticed the poor material being submitted he began writing a serial for the periodical. Helen with the High Hand is a short comedic novel. The story begins with a chance meeting between a young girl and her older miserly uncle. Both are strong willed people who find they rather like each other. When the young girl moves in with her uncle a battle of wills ensues. The niece helps her uncle abandon some of his financial prejudices. By the end of the story both uncle and niece have found love
The author's craft by Arnold Bennett( Book )
30 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The author of The Grand Babylon Hotel, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, The Old Wives' Tale and much more, English writer Arnold Bennett's fictional and non-fictional works have stood the test of time. Bennett also wrote for stage and 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
Literary taste. How to form it by Arnold Bennett( Book )
25 editions published between 1909 and 2016 in English and held by 173 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
Intolerance : a general survey by Lise Noël( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
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أرنولد بينيت، 1867-1931
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베네트, 아놀드 1867-1931
베네트, 아이널드 1867-1931
베네트, 에녹 아놀드 1867-1931
베넷, E. A. 1867-1931
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