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

Colin Fisher Blog – Arnold Bennett’s Lord Raingo

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Arnold Bennett, the popular novelist and critic from the years before the First World War until his death in 1931, is known today for novels such as Anna of the Five Towns, The Old Wives’ Tale and Riceyman Steps. In thLord Raingo ese novels he looks honestly but with compassion at the consequences that follow from the decisions made by the principal characters. Sometimes Bennett casts a slightly more judgemental eye over prevailing social mores but his main concern is almost always the personal rather than the political.


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