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Buried Alive

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Enoch Arnold Bennett (May 27, 1867-March 27, 1931). He was born in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, one of six towns in the area known as the Potteries where many of his novels were set.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Echo Library (first published 1908)
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Cecily
This delightful book is far too short, though according to the Preface of "The Old Wives' Tale" (http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...), it "was received with majestic indifference by the British public"!

Note 1: Comments that may look like spoilers actually tell you less than the blurb on the back of the book.
Note 2: The title is entirely metaphorical; this is not a book for lovers of the macabre. It is a tragi-comic satire about identity, inhibition, love, the meaning and value of art, and
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In 1923-24, Arnold Bennett and Virginia Woolf engaged in a literary debate on the modern novel. Poor Bennett fared no better than in his earlier exchange with George Bernard Shaw on the nature of dramaturgy. In her 1924 essay, "Mr, Bennett and Mrs. Brown," Woolf did not recoil at Bennett's criticism of her modernist and experimental challenge to the novel. For her, Bennett's writings presented artificial characters in which the excessive pedantic details of description and place obscured the cre ...more
Estibaliz79
No es por nada, pero mi edición de Impedimenta tenía casi 300 páginas... ¡En fin! Al grano: 2 1/2 para esta comedia doméstica a la que le etiqueta de género le viene como anillo al dedo. Una historia divertida, entretenida, amable, con un peculiar personaje principal y su buena dosis de enredo.
Mitchell
A comic gem. A perfectly contained story. It's a crime Arnold Bennett is not better known. Also read "The Old Wives' Tale'
Mariano Hortal
Publicado en http://lecturaylocura.com/100-titulos...

Es motivo de celebración que una editorial pequeña independiente consiga llegar a la friolera de 100 títulos; entre otras cosas, porque hoy en día cada vez es más difícil publicar (y tener éxito), al menos para las editoriales que abogan por unos catálogos distintos y muy alejados de los best-sellers mainstream que llenan mes a mes las librerías y centros comerciales gracias a Espasa, RHM y similares.
La verdadera baza de estas es, entonces, co
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Djerzinski
Dice Jesús J. Pelayo en el prólogo de este libro (prólogo que SÍ se puede leer antes que el libro, no como otros, que son una metralleta de spoilers): "Bennet es un gran creador de personajes. Él mismo afirmaba que la perdurabilidad de una novela dependía de la consistencia y verosimilitud de los personajes: "Si los personajes son reales, la novela tendrá una oportunidad; si no lo son, su destino será el olvido". A mí me congratula esta forma de pensar". A mí también me congratula. Me congratula ...more
Irma Walter
Thoroughly enjoyed the read. I think the title isn't the best choice. It put me off for a long time, expecting some kind of a horror story. Instead you get quite a good description of the inner workings of an introvert.
Gorka
Lectura sencilla, para coger el libro mientras llueve fuera un domingo. Saca una sonrisa de vez en cuando. Empieza muy bien, pero a medida que el libro avanza va perdiendo fuerza.
Amy Sherman
I liked this book. A story of a very shy man, and some of the huge problems his shyness resulted in.
Vuely
Desgraciadamente la recta final se carga toda la novela.
Kim
Although set in London rather than The Potteries as most of the author's books are, this is an entertaining tale about a successful but shy and reclusive artist who, on the death of his valet, takes on the identity of the valet rather than face the world on his own, with amusing consequences.
Marts  (Thinker)
Quite an exciting classic adventure. Artist Priam Farll's valet dies and the attending doctor takes the dead man for him, well Priam actually wants to make a really huge change in life so this little error gives him an idea...
Jan
A light hearted romp through the consequences of being a highly talented and wealthy artist whilst also being paralysingly shy. All remedied by the love of a good woman.
Z Coonen
Found this book on librivox.org. Clever and quiet humor with a gently rolling story that is a pleasure to experience. An enjoyable read.
Cristina
To know more about Bennett, I strongly recommend this short video (little over 3 minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJdHkJ...
Laura
No es un cinco estrellas, es un diez estrellas. Como el mejor Evelyn Waugh.
Raquel
Bright, witty, very funny.
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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 ...more
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