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Bennett, Arnold

Born: 27-5-1867 at Hanley, Staffordshire, England
Died: 27-3-1931

Summary of Biography

Arnold Bennett is famous for his realistic novels. He has a warm and kind understanding for his characters, particularly when describing the intricate details of their dreary routine lives.

Biography

Arnold Bennett is famous for his realistic novels about the Five Towns - the 'Five Towns' being the pottery towns of his youth. His virtuosity as a writer was his manner of depicting simple things and ordinary people in an intriguing way for the readers. He has a warm and kind understanding for his characters, particularly when describing the intricate details of their dreary routine lives. (Enoch) Arnold Bennett was born in Hanley, Staffordshire, in 1867. Arnold followed his father into the legal profession but at the age of 21, he decided to leave his father's firm and moved to London and worked as a solicitor's clerk. He won a literary competition in "Tit Bits" magazine in 1889 and in 1893 became assistant editor of the journal, Woman. He published his first essentially autobiographical novel The Man from the North in 1898. His best work is contained in his novels of the 'Five Towns' which include Anna of the Five Towns (1902), The Old Wives' Tale (1908), Clayhanger (1910), The Card (1911), Hilda Lessways (1911) and These Twain (1916). During the First World War, he became Director of Propaganda at the War Ministry. He refused a knighthood in 1918. In 1926, he began writing an influential weekly article on books for the Evening Standard newspaper.

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The Title
The Title


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Tales of the Five Towns
Tales of the Five Towns


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Sacred And Profane Love
Sacred And Profane Love


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The Roll-Call
The Roll-Call


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The Regent
The Regent


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The Price of Love
The Price of Love


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The Pretty Lady
The Pretty Lady


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The Plain Man and His Wife
The Plain Man and His Wife


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Over There
Over There


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The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories
The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories


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Literary Taste
Literary Taste


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The Lion's Share
The Lion's Share


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Leonora
Leonora


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Judith
Judith


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Journalism for Women
Journalism for Women


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The Human Machine
The Human Machine


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Hugo
Hugo


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Hilda Lessways
Hilda Lessways


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Helen with the High Hand
Helen with the High Hand


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The Great Adventure
The Great Adventure


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The Ghost
The Ghost


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The Feast of St. Friend
The Feast of St. Friend


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Clayhanger
Clayhanger


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