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Arnold Bennett

(Enoch Arnold Bennett)
UK flag (1867 - 1931)

Arnold Bennett was born on 27th May 1867 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent and moved to London in 1889. From 1903 to 1911 he lived mostly in Paris, producing many novels and plays as well as working as a freelance journalist. He died of typhoid fever in London on 27th March 1931. In his writing Bennett based many of the characters, events and places on those that actually existed or happened in the Potteries during the nineteenth century.
Five Towns
A Man from the North (1898)
Anna of the Five Towns (1902)
     aka Cupid And Commonsense
Tales of the Five Towns (1905)
The Grim Smile of the Five Towns (1907)
The Old Wives' Tale (1908)
The Card (1911)
     aka Denry the Audacious
Matador of the Five Towns (1912)
The Regent (1913)
     aka Married Life

Clayhanger Family
1. Clayhanger (1910)
2. Hilda Lessways (1911)
These Twain (1916)


Cupid and Commonsense: Play (1910)
Milestones (1912) (with Edward Knoblock)
The Great Adventure (1913)
London Life (1924) (with Edward Knoblock)
Non fiction

Anthologies containing stories by Arnold Bennett
Short stories
The Burglary
Death, Fire and Life
The Murder of the Mandarin
The Old Wives' Tale (excerpt)

Books about Arnold Bennett
Arnold Bennett recommends

These 13 (1931)
William Faulkner
"An american who writes like an angel."

The Patriot's Progress (1968)
Henry Williamson
"'Its power lies in the descriptions, which have not been surpassed in any other war book within my knowledge... It amounts to a tremendous, and overwhelming, an unanswerable indictment of the institution of war."

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