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The Reasonable Life

(1907)
(Mental Efficiency)
A non fiction book by

 
 
This book is an illustrated version of the original Mental Efficiency, and Other Hints to Men and Women by Arnold Bennett. "A strange thing - was it not? - that I never had the idea of devoting a quarter of an hour a day after shaving to the pursuit of mental efficiency. The average body is a pretty complicated affair, sadly out of order, but happily susceptible to culture. The average mind is vastly more complicated, not less sadly out of order, but perhaps even more susceptible to culture. We compare our arms to the arms of the gentleman illustrated in the physical efficiency advertisement, and we murmur to ourselves the classic phrase: "This will never do." And we set about developing the muscles of our arms until we can show them off (through a frock coat) to women at afternoon tea. But it does not, perhaps, occur to us that the mind has its muscles, and a lot of apparatus besides, and that these invisible, yet paramount, mental organs are far less efficient than they ought to be; that some of them are atrophied, others starved, others out of shape, etc. A man of sedentary occupation goes for a very long walk on Easter Monday, and in the evening is so exhausted that he can scarcely eat."



Used availability for Arnold Bennett's The Reasonable Life

Hardback Editions

January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mental Efficiency: And Other Hints to Men and Women (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 0-265-51765-6 / 978-0-265-51765-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-70882-978-4 / 978-1-70882-978-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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November 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency: and Other Hints to Men and Women
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-989743-28-5 / 978-1-989743-28-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Binker North
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August 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-08-871906-6 / 978-1-08-871906-0
Publisher: Independently published
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July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-08-016785-4 / 978-1-08-016785-2
Publisher: Independently published
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May 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency: and Other Hints to Men and Women
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-09-710727-2 / 978-1-09-710727-8
Publisher: Independently Published
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April 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-09-374618-1 / 978-1-09-374618-1
Publisher: Independently Published
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency: And Other Hints to Men and Women (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-334-93307-3 / 978-1-334-93307-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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November 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-73114-098-3 / 978-1-73114-098-2
Publisher: Independently published
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September 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-72218-456-6 / 978-1-72218-456-8
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-981083-46-4 / 978-1-981083-46-6
Publisher: Independently published
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May 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-71750-492-2 / 978-1-71750-492-0
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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May 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-980989-20-6 / 978-1-980989-20-2
Publisher: Independently published
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency: And Other Hints to Men and Women (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-330-32018-2 / 978-1-330-32018-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reasonable Life
Author(s): Arnold 1867-1931 Bennett
ISBN: 1-372-33103-4 / 978-1-372-33103-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-5195-2019-0 / 978-1-5195-2019-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-5151-3878-X / 978-1-5151-3878-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-5142-5598-7 / 978-1-5142-5598-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-5007-1586-7 / 978-1-5007-1586-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency: And Other Hints to Men and Women
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-4895-1271-3 / 978-1-4895-1271-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mental Efficiency (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
ISBN: 1-4065-8039-2 / 978-1-4065-8039-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mental Efficiency : And Other Hints to Men and Women (Illustrated)
Author(s): Arnold Bennett
Publisher:
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