The study and appreciation of the life, works and times of Arnold Bennett

Books

Arnold Bennett Companion Vol 11

This Arnold Bennett Companion offers 15 entraining aning essays on an tor who’s work is revealed as having a timeless appeal. Available from Churnet Valley Books  www.leekbooks.co.uk £25.00 plus postage  

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The Origins of the Potteries’ Victoria Theatre

The story of the origins of the Potteries’ Victoria Theatre, revealing a fascinating tale that begins with Newcastle Borough Council’s dream of establishing a Civic Theatre and ending with the Victoria Theatre in Hartshill. The Vic developed not only its musical documentaries depicting local events in its history, but also a tradition of adapting Arnold […]

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In the Footsteps of Arnold Bennett

We are happy to announce a new publication by David J Harding. Available from the Arnold Bennett Society. £10.00 each plus postage and packing. A Photographic Journey through Arnold Bennett’s Bursley Contact Carol at arnoldbennettscty@btinternet.com for more details and how to order. David was a mature student at Staffordshire University and chose the buildings featured […]

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The Grand Babylon Hotel edited by Randi Saloman

The Grand Babylon Hotel – opens with New York millionaire Theodore Racksole’s demand for an “Angel Kiss” – an American concoction the Grand Babylon does not serve.  Racksole and his daughter Nella are on vacation, but they quickly find themselves running the hotel after Theodore’s impulsive purchase of the establishment from founder and owner Felix Babylon. […]

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Anita Miller (1977) New York: Garland Publishing

Anita Miller (1977) Arnold Bennett: An Annotated Bibliography 1887-1932. (New York: Garland Publishing) Contents: A Note by Frank Swinnerton; Foreword by James Hepburn; Preface; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Contributions to Periodicals; Catalogue of Books Published; Titles of Contributions to Periodicals; Index of Names Mentioned; Index of Theatres, Schools and Public Places; Index of Military and Government Concerns; […]

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Norman Emery – Bibliography

Bibliography: N [orman] Emery (May 1967, revised September 1967) Arnold Bennett, 1867-1931: A Bibliography. (Stoke-on-Trent: City Librarian’s Office, Central Library, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Horace Barks Reference Library Bibliographical Series Number 3). Content: Preface; Chronology of Works; Novels; Novels Written in Collaboration with Eden Phillpotts; Short Stories; Plays; Plays Written in Collaboration; Plays Based on Bennett’s Novels; […]

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Clayhanger edited by Martin Laux & John Shapcott

Edwin Clayhanger stood on the steep-sloping, red-bricked canal bridge, in the valley between Bursley and its suburb Hillport. In that neighbourhood the Knype and Mersey canal formed the western boundary of the industrialism of the Five Towns. To the east rose pitheads, chimneys, and kilns, tier above tier, dim in their own mists. To the […]

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Arnold Bennett’s Uncollected Short Stories 1892-1932

Edited and with and Introduction by John Shapcott Published together for the first time, these stories are a valuable and entertaining addition to the Arnold Bennett canon.  They offer a treasure house of gems taken from the Golden Age of magazine short story. Spanning forty years from lat-Victoria Britain to the 1930s Depression, they take […]

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Leonora edited by John Shapcott

‘She was walking, with her customary air of haughty and rapt leisure, across the market-place of Bursley, when she observed in front of her, at the top of Oldcastle Street, two men conversing and gesticulating vehemently, each seated alone in a dog-cart. In Leonora Arnold Bennett depicts the emotional fortunes of his beautiful heroine as […]

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The Pretty Lady edited by John Shapcott

There is no finer novel of civilian life during The Great War than Arnold Bennett’s The Pretty Lady. Written during the conflict itself, it has the narrative thrust of great storytelling together with the sensationalism of popular journalism. The book became a bestseller in 1918, despite calls for it to be banned for undermining public […]

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