How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

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by Arnold Bennett
     
 

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In this timeless classic of personal time management, famed novelist Arnold Bennett writes: "You have to live on ... twenty—four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective use, is a matter of the highest urgency and of the most thrilling

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In this timeless classic of personal time management, famed novelist Arnold Bennett writes: "You have to live on ... twenty—four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective use, is a matter of the highest urgency and of the most thrilling actuality." How to Live on 24 Hours a Day, a book that has helped millions throughout the world, tells you how to make the most of "the daily miracle"—the fresh allotment of time you receive every day of your life.

Author Biography: Arnold Bennett (1867­1931) is the author of The Old Wives' Tale, Anna of the Five Towns, and numerous other novels. During his lifetime, however, he was best known for his Pocket Philosophies, of which How to Live on 24 hours a Day is by far the most famous. He reported that the book "brought me more letters of appreciation than all my other books put together."

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Straightforward, vigorous, pungent.
Times of London
Mr. Bennett writes with his usual crispness, point and humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492245155
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2013
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 - 27 March 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film.

Bennett was born in a modest house in Hanley in the Potteries district of Staffordshire. Hanley is one of a conurbation of six towns which were joined together at the beginning of the 20th century as Stoke-on-Trent. Enoch Bennett, his father, qualified as a solicitor in 1876, and the family moved to a larger house between Hanley and Burslem. Bennett was educated locally in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Bennett won a literary competition hosted by Tit-Bits magazine in 1889 and was encouraged to take up journalism full-time. In 1894, he became assistant editor of the periodical Woman. He noticed that the material offered by a syndicate to the magazine was not very good, so he wrote a serial which was bought by the syndicate for £75 (equivalent to £10,000 in 2015).

He then wrote another. This became The Grand Babylon Hotel. Just over four years later, his first novel, A Man from the North, was published to critical acclaim and he became editor of the magazine.

In 1903, he moved to Paris, where other great artists from around the world had converged on Montmartre and Montparnasse. Bennett spent the next eight years writing novels and plays

One of His Quotes: Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.

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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Useful advice presented in an entertaining manner is what I look for in a self-help book. This little classic achieves it. The author, best known as a novelist (The Old Wives' Tale), sets out principles for making better use of time and backs them up with specific suggestions. Bennett's starting point is the idea that each of us has the same amount of time available, 24 hours a day, no more and no less. 'We shall never have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is,' says Bennett. The typical reader he is addressing is a man, an office worker in London (and someone who evidently has no domestic responsibilities other than walking the dog), but the time-wasters Bennett identifies and the remedies he suggests are applicable to most of us today. Bennett uses humor freely to encourage the reader to step out of time-wasting routines and find time to be 'genuinely alive.' I recommend the book highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was scanned, OCR'd & thrown out into the world with minimal editing. It is barely readable. Save your time and get the always free version on Project Gutenberg.
exploringNOOK More than 1 year ago
16October2011 - The other well-known E-Reader corporation is currently providing a free version that has no distractions such as TWENTY-POUR HOURS A DAT in the middle of a page, the word ART rendered as A~T, and so on. I recommend using the other provider's free application for any computer if you want to read this *essay* for free. I own a NOOK and prefer the NOOK free applications for any computer - but in this case, I'm not willing to pay even $0.99 for a short essay that I can get free. Dear Barnes & Noble, if you object to this recommendation, then please clean up your act; I'm sure you can get the Tony Adams version of this essay just as the other corporation did.
Anonymous 27 days ago
Interesting perspective. Quite a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writting is whitty and well done. I enjoyed reading it for the sole sake of reading. The recommendations are specific enough to get you started but vague enough to fit any person or lifestyle with a little tweaking. I recommend it for anyone NOT looking for the cookie cutter "8 simple steps" instruction manual on how to fix your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MAD I had to delet this book from my nook color. Who want's a book you can't read? Lucky for me it was free....
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