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


Welcome to the Arnold Bennett Society Website

Born, Enoch Arnold Bennett, on 27 May 1867 in Hanley, Stoke on Trent. Arnold left Stoke on Trent, ‘The Potteries’, for London when he was 21 to become a solicitor’s clerk, but after the publication of his first novel “A Man From The North” he never returned to live permanently in ‘The Potteries’. But his memorable childhood and early life in ‘The Potteries’ became the main inspiration for his ‘Five Towns Novels’. He wrote, “The Old Wives’ Tale” considered his masterpiece, in 1908 while living in Fontainebleau.




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