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Bennett, Enoch Arnold

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1931 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Critics, Novelists, Playwrights


1867 - Born on the 27th of May in Hanley, Staffordshire, England.

1888 - At age 21 he worked as a rent collector.

1889 - Won a literary competition in Tit Bits magazine.

1894 - Became assistant editor of the periodical Woman.

1898 - His first novel A Man from the North was published.

1902 - His novel, Anna of the Five Towns, the first of a succession of stories which detailed life in the Potteries.

1904 - Bedfordshire on Watling Street is his inspiration for the novel Teresa of Watling Street.

1903 - Moved to Paris, where other great artists from around the world had converged on Montmartre and Montparnasse.

1907 - Married Marguerite Soulié a French actress.

1908 - Published The Old Wives' Tale and was an immediate success throughout the English-speaking world.

1910-1916 - Wrote novel trilogy "The Clayhanger Family".

1911 - Returned to England where the Old Wives' Tale was reappraised and hailed as a masterpiece.

       - During the First World War, he became Director of Propaganda at the War Ministry.

1918 - He refused a knighthood from England.

1926 - He began writing an influential weekly article on books for the Evening Standard newspaper.

1931 - Bennett died on 27th of March in London, England because of Typhus.


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