A Great Man

A Great Man
A Frolic

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A Great Man by Arnold Bennett

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1904

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letter to the editor of the Standard. The work existed as an artistic whole in his head, and he could not persuade himself to seek rest until he had got it down in black-and-white; for, though he wrote letters instead of sonnets, he was nevertheless a sort of a poet by temperament. You behold him calm now, master once more of his emotions, and not that agitated, pompous, and slightly ridiculous person who lately stamped over Oxford Street and stormed the Alhambra Theatre. And in order to help the excellent father of my hero back into your esteem, let me point out that the imminence and the actuality of fatherhood constitute a somewhat disturbing experience, which does not occur to a man every day.

Mr. Knight dipped pen in ink, and continued:

' ... who I hold to be not only the greatest poet, but also the greatest moral teacher that England has ever produced,

'"To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man."

'In

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Follow the life of Henry Shakespeare Knight from birth to success as an author.
A rather timid man learns to promote himself.
In his mind he was always sure of success, but can't really understand how it came, when it does.


Not quite the Edward Henry Machin of Bennett/s Five Towns, (The Card), but lots of humorous similarities.
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