Arnold Bennett


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Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 – 27 March 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film.

Bennett was born in a modest house in Hanley in the Potteries district of Staffordshire. Hanley is one of a conurbation of six towns which were joined together at the beginning of the 20th century as ... more »

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  • ''Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.''
    Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), British novelist. The Journals of Arnold Bennett, journal entry, March 18, 1897 (1932).
  • '''Darling, I pay through the nose.'''
    Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), British novelist. There was a young man of Montrose (l. 5). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (193...
  • ''Being a husband is a whole-time job. That is why so many husbands fail. They cannot give their entire attention to it.''
    Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), British playwright. The Title, act I (1918).
  • ''The price of justice is eternal publicity.''
    Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), British novelist. Things That Have Interested Me, "Secret Trials," Second Series (1923).
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