A Man from the North
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A Man from the North

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX RICHARD'S eye travelled expectantly over the tanned crowd of men in flannels and gaily attired girls which lined the platform of Littlehampton station...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published January 7th 2012 by General Books (first published 1898)
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Ray
This early work (1898) from Arnold Bennett already shows many of the author's signature strengths. The story concerns Richard Larch, a young man with talent and ambition, who comes to London to make his way in life. He takes a clerk's position in a law office and in his spare time makes half-hearted attempts at writing and falling in love. As in his later works, Bennett makes wonderful (and honest) observations about his characters' feelings, social interactions, mileu, and shortcomings. The bud...more
Claudia
This is Bennett's earliest novel and part-based on his biography. However, it is certainly amateur and the protagonist's failure to write might have echoed Bennett's first attempt. The main character is very frustrating. He comes from a provincial background to London where he constantly idealizes women and his future until the final page where he concludes to 'live in the now'. Not impressed by Bennett this time, much preferred Old Wives Tale.
Lynn
A brilliant book as usual from the master.
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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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“There grows in the North Country a certain kind of youth of whom it may be said that he is born to be a Londoner.” 1 likes
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