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Both were men of vast output in fiction; to say nothing of their short stories, Wells
wrote nearly fifty novels, Bennett thirty. ... still valuable in their own right, if the
best of the scientific romances are included, and, more certainly, five of Bennett's.
Arnold Bennett was born at Hanley, one of the six pottery towns—Bennett in his
fiction made them five, for the sake of euphony—that now make up the city of
Stoke-onTrent. This is one of the oldest industrial conurbations of England.
Yet everything has been sternly subordinated to Bennett's overriding conception,
and one is left with the feeling that never has the rhythm of ordinary life, life in
time, been so faithfully, so surely transcribed. The novel ranges from the trivial,
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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