This carefully crafted ebook: "Buried Alive + The Old Wives' Tale + The Card (3 Classics by Arnold Bennett)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The hero of a novel Buried Alive is Mr Priam Farll, a painter of considerable ability. He is, however, extremely shy – so shy that when his valet, Henry Leek, dies suddenly, the doctor believes the dead man to be Priam Farll and the live man the valet. The artist does not try to disabuse him. After the funeral , Priam Farll marries a widow and lives a happy life until the loss of his wife’s money means he has to take up painting again. A connoisseur of art recognises his style but thinks the paintings are by an imposter. He makes a fortune by buying his works through a small dealer and selling them in America as genuine. Meanwhile Priam Farll refuses through his obstinate shyness to prove his own identity. The Old Wives Tale (1908), a novel set in part in the Potteries district of North Staffordshire, where Bennett grew up, is generally considered his single masterpiece. The Card is a short comic novel written by Arnold Bennett in 1911. It chronicles the rise of Edward Henry ("Denry") Machin from washerwoman's son to Mayor of Bursley (a fictitious town based on Burslem). This is accomplished through luck, initiative and a fair bit of chutzpah (in slang a card is a ‘character’, an ‘original’; a clever, audacious, person). Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English journalist, novelist, and writer. After working as a rent collector and solicitor's clerk, Bennett won a writing contest which convinced him to become a journalist. He later turned to the writing of novels, including his most famous Clayhanger and Anna of the five towns.
This carefully crafted ebook: “Hilda Lessways (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is the second book of The Clayhanger Family series by Arnold Bennett, which paralleled Edwin Clayhanger's story from the point of view of his eventual wife, Hilda. It tells the story of her coming of age, her working experiences as a shorthand clerk and keeper of a lodging house in London and Brighton, her relationship with George Cannon that ends in her disastrous bigamous marriage and pregnancy, and finally her reconciliation with Edwin Clayhanger. 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. In his early life, Bennett was employed by his father but the working relationship failed. Bennett found himself doing jobs such as rent-collecting which were uncongenial. He also resented the low pay; it is no accident that the theme of parental miserliness is important in his novels. In his spare time he was able to do a little journalism, but his breakthrough as a writer came after he had moved from the Potteries. His most famous works are the The Clayhanger Family, (the complete trilogy consisting of Clayhanger, Hilda Lessways, and These Twain) and The Old Wives' Tale. These books draw on his experience of life in the Potteries, as did most of his best work. Content: Book I. Her Start in Life 1. An Event in Mr. Skellorn’s Life 2. The End of the Scene 3. Mr. Cannon 4. Domesticity Invaded 5. Mrs. Lessways’ Shrewdness 6. Victor Hugo and Isaac Pitman 7. The Editorial Secretary 8. Janet Orgreave 9. In the Street 10. Miss Gailey in Declension 11. Disillusion 12. The Telegram 13. Hilda’s World 14. To London Book II. Her Recovery 1. Sin 2. The Little Room 3. Journey to Bleakridge 4. With the Orgreaves 5. Edwin Clayhanger 6. In the Garden 7. The Next Meeting Book III. Her Burden 1. Hilda Indispensable 2. Sarah’s Benefactor 3. At Brighton 4. The Sea Book IV. Her Fall 1. The Going Concern 2. The Unknown Adventure 3. Florrie Again Book V. Her Deliverance 1. Louisa Uncontrolled 2. Some Secret History Book VI. Her Punishment 1. Evening at Bleakridge 2. A Rendezvous 3. At the Works 4. The Call from Brighton 5. Thursday Afternoon 6. Mischance
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