Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931

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Dates:
Birth 1867-05-27
Death 1931-03-27
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor.

From the description of Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615455

From the guide to the Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955, 1894-1953, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Arnold Bennett, English novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor.

From the description of Arnold Bennett manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1923 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76698762

From the guide to the Arnold Bennett manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1923, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English novelist, journalist, and playwright, born Enoch Arnold Bennett.

From the description of The financial situation of English authors : AMsS, [ca. 1908]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540740

Arnold Bennett, an English novelist, dramatist and critic, was born Enoch Arnold in Stoke-on-Trent. His novels realistically depict English provincial or lower class society. He also wrote nearly 3000 pieces for newspapers and magazines. His popular and respected column "Books and Persons" appeared in the London weekly New Age, 1908-1911 and in The Evening Standard, 1926-1931.

From the guide to the Books & Persons MS 0015., 12 Dec. 1930., (Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections)

Enoch Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, short story writer, playwright, editor, journalist, and scholar.

From the description of La Fayette Butler Collection of Arnold Bennett publishing correspondence and manuscripts, 1903-1931. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51651727

From the description of Arnold Bennett letters and literary manuscripts, 1903-1931. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51651722

English novelist, dramatist, and critic.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Thorpe-le-Soken (Essex), to G[eorges] J[ean-]Aubry, 1916 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672220

English novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor.

From the guide to the Arnold Bennett papers, 1913-1977, n.d, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

English novelist, dramatist and critic. Born Enoch Arnold Bennett in Stoke-on-Trent, his novels realistically depict English provincial or lower class society. He also wrote nearly 3000 pieces for newspapers and magazines. His popular and respected column "Books and persons" appeared in the London weekly New age 1908-1911 and in The evening standard 1926-1931.

From the description of Books & persons 12 Dec. 1930. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 36676987

Prolific and versatile, English author Arnold Bennett wrote serious fiction, fantasy, drama, essays, and reviews, demonstrating traditional literary values alongside the willingness to embrace innovation. Bennett considered himself primarily a journalist, and his views on practically everything proved to be popular and influential in his time.

From the description of Arnold Bennett letter and manuscript, 1929-1931. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52999898

(Enoch) Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), the novelist, playwright, and man of letters. For a fuller account of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Correspondence of Arnold Bennett, ca. 1903-1964, (Leeds University Library)

English author.

From the description of Autograph and typed letters signed (20) and one autograph card : London, to E. McKnight Kauffer, 1928 Aug. 15-1930 Dec. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270905808

From the description of Autograph letter signed and typed letters signed (3) : Amberley, Sussex and London, to E.F. Saxton and Harper & Brothers, 1926 June 16-1930 Dec. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270905809

From the description of Books and persons : autograph manuscript signed : St. Cast, 1929 Aug. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270905806

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mrs. Louise Morgan Sill, 1911 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270905807

From the description of Clayhanger : autograph manuscript signed : Brighton, Florence, and Fontainebleau, 1910 Jan. 5-June 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875179

From the description of Hilda Lessways : autograph manuscript signed : [place not specified], [ca. 1911]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875223

From the description of These twain : autograph manuscript : [place not specified], [ca. 1915]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270881612

English journalist and novelist, born Enoch Arnold Bennett.

From the description of A wayward duchess : light comedy in three acts : AMs, [ca. 1902] / by E.A. Bennett and Arthur Hooley. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633849

From the description of A love affair : AMsS, [ca. 1900]-1922. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617171

From the description of Correspondence, 1900. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122581005

From the description of The chancellor : ms. fragment, [ca. 1900]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122466395

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English novelist, playwright and critic. He was born in the town of Hanley, Staffordshire, the eldest of six children of a solicitor. Strict Wesleyan Methodists, his parents were also musical, artistic and well-read. Bennett acquired a knowledge of French as well as a sound education, including art instruction, and continued to paint throughout his life. In 1885, Bennett joined his father's office with the idea of going to London University for a law degree, instead, he joined another solicitor's firm as a clerk at the age of twenty-one, and set out to become a writer. In 1893 he took a job with a weekly magazine, Woman, where he provided beauty hints and advice to the lovelorn as "Gwendolyn." By 1896 he had become editor of the magazine, but resigned in 1900 to devote himself to more serious work. Bennett's first major novel, Anna of the Five Towns, was published in 1902, and he moved to Paris, where he remained for ten years. Bennett collaborated on plays with Eden Phillpotts and published a succession of novels and plays during his stay in Paris. His "The Old Wives' Tale" published in 1908, is widely considered a masterpiece. By the time he returned to England in 1912, Bennett had established himself as a man of influence in English letters. During World War I, Bennett achieved a different kind of notoriety as a propagandist for the Allied cause in England. He was sent to France to report discreetly on conditions at the front, and published "Over There" in 1915. Although Bennett was criticized for writing too many popular novels, some of his works are still deemed to have great artistic merit. He went to France at the end of 1930, but became ill and returned to London where he died in 1931, after a struggle with typhoid fever. He had become such a famous figure that straw was laid in the streets to deaden the noise during his illness.

From the description of Arnold Bennett letter. (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 420167424

Author.

From the description of Arnold Bennett poems, 1927-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453372

Arnold Bennett, British novelist, playwright, essayist and critic.

From the description of Arnold Bennett collection, 1899-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82915992

From the description of Arnold Bennett collection, 1899-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148132

Enoch Arnold Bennett was born in Staffordshire on 27 May 1867. In 1885 he joined his father's office in order to finish preparing for matriculation at the University of London and to study for a law degree which he never completed. In 1888 he left Staffordshire to become a clerk at a firm of London solicitors. After working as a freelance journalist and writing several novels and short stories, Bennett in 1893 became the assistant editor, later editor (1896) of the weekly journal Woman . At the end of 1902 Bennett left England for Paris. While in Paris Bennett continued to write. He remained in Paris until 1912, when he returned to England.

During World War One, 1914-1918, Bennett became a public servant, serving on the War Memorials and Wounded Allies Relief Committee and head of propaganda in France. Whilst in France Bennett wrote on the conditions at the front. After the war Bennett published several novels and contributed articles to the Evening Standard newspaper. After a trip to France, he returned to London in January 1931, ill with typhoid fever. Bennett died on 27 March 1931.

From the guide to the Bennett, Enoch Arnold, 1908-1915, (Senate House Library, University of London)

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  • Paris (France) (as recorded)