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Arnold Bennett essay: books & persons

 Collection — Container: Manuscripts (not separately boxed) - 1
Identifier: MS 0015

Scope and Contents

Essay on French literature beginning with a review of Philip Carr's, "The French at Home," arguing that you can understand a literature better if you know something of the manners and customs of the country of origin of the literature. Bennett then briefly discusses the latest works of André Malraux, including his "Le voie royale", and Jean Giraudoux.


  • December 12, 1930

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Biographical Note

Arnold Bennett, an English novelist, dramatist and critic, was born Enoch Arnold in Stoke-on-Trent. His novels realistically depict English provincial or lower class society. He also wrote nearly 3000 pieces for newspapers and magazines. His popular and respected column "Books and Persons" appeared in the London weekly New Age, 1908-1911 and in The Evening Standard, 1926-1931.


0.04 Linear Feet (1 folder containing 2 leaves ; 26 cm.)


Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931; literary critic. Essay on French literature written for his column in the "London Evening Standard" (December 1930). Begins with review of Philip Carr's "The French at Home". Also comments on latest works of Andre Malraux and Jean Girado.
Books & Persons, 12 Dec. 1930.
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