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Arnold Bennett

Enoch Arnold Bennett (always known as Arnold Bennett) was one of the most remarkable literary figures of his time, a product of the English Potteries that he made famous as the Five Towns. Yet he could hardly wait to escape his home town, and he did so by the sheer force of his ambition to succeed as an author. In his time he turned his hand to every kind of writing, but he will be remembered for such novels as The Old Wives' Tale, the Clayhanger trilogy (Clayhanger, Hilda Lessways, and These Twain), and The Card. He also wrote such intriguing self-improvement books as Literary Taste, How To Live on 24 Hours a Day, The Human Machine, etc. A number of biographies have appeared over the years, and I suggest that Margaret Drabble's is probably the best. KF
years of life: 27 May 1867 27 March 1931

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Quotes

lalartey002has quoted2 years ago
primal cause of that inconvenient dissatisfaction is the feeling that you are every day leaving undone something
dlj1995has quoted2 years ago
The wish to accomplish something outside their formal programme is common to all men who in the course of evolution have risen past a certain level.
dlj1995has quoted2 years ago
while we are cooling a long age on the platform waiting for the last train, it promenades its bones up and down by our side and inquires: "O man, what hast thou done with thy youth? What art thou doing with thine age?"

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b2738282130shared an impression4 months ago
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Madiyar Kubriyanovshared an impressionlast year
🔮Hidden Depths
💡Learnt A Lot
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Good old pieces of advice: read, learn new things, reflect, manage your time better, plan and stick to your it.
The best thing is, tho, that it’s a very short book that just hits a bull’s-eye without too much irrelevant extra information that modern writers sometimes love to include in their books.

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