Bennett published this influential book in 1909, with the subtitle “With Detailed Instructions for Collecting a Complete Library of English Literature.” Chapters such as “Why a Classic is a Classic,” “How to Read a Classic,” and “The Question of Style” assist the reader in acquiring a true appreciation of literature. The volume ends with a list of recommended books, which includes books originally written in English from the time of the Venerable Bede through the early twentieth century, as well as an assortment of Latin works.
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About the Author
Arnold Bennett (1867–1931) was a British writer whose prolific output included numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, literary criticism as well as theatre journalism, an opera, and a screenplay. English novelist Margaret Drabble says of him, “Bennett’s books I think are very fine indeed, on the highest level, deeply moving… I feel they have been underrated.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed "How to live on 24 hours a day" and so have planned to read all his works. While there are plenty of great take aways from this work, it is too specific for how dated a piece it is, to be of any serious use to those looking to create a library and literary taste. Although a good starting point I think.