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Arnold Bennett
(1867-1931)

Arnold Bennett was a successful English playwright, novelist and journalist. Being influenced by the French novelist, Émile Zola (1840-1902), like his friends, H. G. Wells and John Galsworthy, Bennett was styled as a "naturalistic novelist" (persons are creatures of their own environment). These writers were attacked by the "modernists," like Virginia Woolf. In 1903, Bennett moved to Paris (married a Frenchwoman) and lived there for some years.

I have put up, here at www.blupete.com, two short pieces which Bennett wrote: "Artists and Critics" and "Unclean Books."

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