The novel Beside Still Waters from British writer Arthur Christopher Benson offers an in-depth look at the life of one Hugh Neville, beginning with his earliest childhood recollections and concluding in his old age. Through spiritual crises and personal tragedies, Hugh's indefatigable spirit and unique outlook on life remain unscathed. It's an inspirational and engaging look at a life well lived.
This epistolary novel from writer A. C. Benson explores the friendship between a schoolmaster, T. B. (whom many critics regard as a stand-in for Benson), and his old friend Herbert. Over the course of dozens of letters, the details of both correspondents' lives and pasts are revealed, as are their opinions and beliefs on a wide range of topics.
The British author Arthur Christopher Benson was never content to fall back on the typical narrative structure when it came to his novels, and The Altar Fire is definitely no exception. In a series of letters, it tells the tale of a successful novelist who falls on hard times in the aftermath of finishing a large fiction project. But in addition to cataloguing tragedies, this is also a story of redemption -- though the path the protagonist takes to get to a better place is unexpected.
British author and educator Arthur Christopher Benson was no stranger to tragedy, but throughout his many collections of thoughtful essays, he seemed to have found solace in philosophical and spiritual views of suffering. He addresses this question via the framework of fantasy fiction in the stunning novel The Child of the Dawn, which posits a unique and fascinating view of what transpires after one's mortal life has come to an end.
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