How To Live On 24 Hours A Day

Philosophers have explained space. They have not explained time. It is the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible; without it, nothing. The supply of...

Mental Efficiency

In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking book, Bennett offers his thoughts on exercising the mind, organising your life, the advantages (and disadvantages) of marriage and...

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

Are you really 'living' or just existing? This classic of personal time management has inspired millions to make the most of "the daily miracle": the fresh allowance of time that...

The Burglary

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was an English author, born in one of the "Five Towns" which form the background of so many of his witty stories. In The Burglary, Bennett tells the...

The Murder of the Mandarin

A young wife in a quiet Midlands town, a new dress, a dance, an unimaginative husband. How could a mandarin's sudden death in far-away China have any connection with this homely...

The Price Of Love

Rachel Fleckring falls in love with a family member of her employer, Mrs Maldon. Rachel's romance evolves and matures to recognise that her lover is not as perfect and honest as...

Hilda Lessways

The story of Hilda's coming of age, her working experiences as a shorthand clerk and keeper of a lodging house in London and Brighton, her relationship with George Cannon that...

The Grand Babylon Hotel

The protagonists are an American millionaire, Theodore Racksole, and his daughter Nella. While staying at the supremely exclusive Grand Babylon Hotel, Nella asks for a steak and...

The Lion's Share

Audrey had just closed the safe in her father’s study when she was startled by a slight noise. She turned like a defensive animal to face danger. It had indeed occurred to her...

Mental Efficiency And Other Hints

No one is a worse guide to success than your typical successful man. He seldom understands the reasons of his own success; and when he is asked by a popular magazine to give his...

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