The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories

By: Arnold Bennett
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett is a collection of captivating short stories that epitomize the essence of English literature. Set against the backdrop of Stoke-on-Trent during the industrial revolution, Bennett masterfully crafts tales that delve into the lives of the working class in the Midlands. Through character-driven narratives, Bennett explores the complexities of human nature within the urban landscape of Victorian-era England. His stories are steeped in social realism, offering a poignant portrayal of life in the rapidly changing industrialized society. Each story in the collection provides a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances, showcasing Bennett's keen psychological insight into the human condition. From the struggles of factory workers to the aspirations of ambitious individuals striving for a better life, Bennett's prose resonates with authenticity and depth. "The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" stands as a testament to Bennett's prowess as a storyteller, offering readers a compelling exploration of the triumphs and tribulations of life in the bustling heart of the industrial revolution.

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Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett was born on May 27, 1867, in Hanley, Staffordshire, which is now part of Stoke-on-Trent but was previously a separate municipality. He was the eldest of three boys and three daughters born to Enoch Bennett (1843-1902) and Sarah Ann, nee Longson (1840-1914). Enoch Bennett's early career was marked by ups and downs: following an unsuccessful attempt to start a pottery manufacturing and sales firm, he established himself as a draper and pawnbroker in 1866. Four years later, Enoch's father died, leaving him some money with which he apprenticed at a local legal business; in 1876, he became a solicitor. The Bennetts were strong Wesleyans who enjoyed music, culture, and socializing. Bennett attended the Wedgwood Institute in Burslem from 1877 to 1882, and then attended a grammar school in Newcastle-under-Lyme for one year. He was good at Latin and better at French; he had an inspirational headmaster who instilled in him a lifelong love of French literature and the French language. He excelled intellectually and passed Cambridge University exams, which may have led to an Oxbridge degree, but his father had other ideas. Bennett left school in 1883 at the age of 16 and began unpaid work at his father's business. He split his time between unpleasant occupations, such as rent collection, during the day and preparing for exams in the evening.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 292pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363059650
  • ISBN-13: 9789363059658
  • Item Weight: 379.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 16.2mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Short Stories