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  • Arnold Bennett

    Theodore Racksole ist verärgert. Unter gutem Service versteht er etwas anderes. Nicht nur, dass der Kellner des Londoner Nobelhotels, in dem er abgestiegen ist, ihm seinen Lieblingscocktail verwehrt, auch seiner Tochter Nella wird das gewünschte Steak verweigert. Wütend über das versnobte Verhalten des Personals kauft der amerikanische Millionär kurzerhand das gesamte Etablissement, nicht ahnend, welche Abgründe sich hinter der funkelnden Fassade verbergen. Katharina Thalbach liest die turbulente und bitterböse Kriminalgeschichte, die in die mondäne Welt der Belle Époque...read more

  • Arnold Bennett

    'Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing' looks at identity and characteristics in connection to parts of social behavior. The emphasis is on self and self-administration. The parts inspect the subtleties of outgoing people; war; social collaboration; the roles of men and women; human apparel, and related sex contrasts in differing...read more

  • Arnold Bennett

    The Human Machine shows that for all the time we humans dedicate to learning, very little of that time is spent pondering on how to live life well, and to the fullest. The author considered the human brain as a machine. He teaches us in a persuasive manner how to get along with people in today's world, how to develop a human brain, how to form good habits and train your...read more

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    Denry Machin is now in his forties and begins to feel that he is getting old, that making money and a happy home life are not enough for him and that he has lost his touch as the entrepreneur and entertainer of the 'Five...read more

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    The Regent; or A towns story of adventure in London is a story about London's upper class society in the Victorian era. The protagonist Edward Henry is a self-made successful entrepreneur, a 'nouveau riche'. He is a charming and clever man, but unfortunately with no artistic taste. Despite his wealth and accomplished political influence, he becomes bored in the small town so he heads up to London in order to get back into the competitive and exciting 'game' of...read more

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    These Twain (1916) is the third book in the Clayhanger trilogy, and chronicles the married life of Edwin and Hilda. Edwin, now released from the controlling influence of his father, finds himself free to run his business and his life, a freedom that is diminished by his wife's caprices. She does not conform to the period's stereotype of a submissive wife—which is, of course, partly why Edwin married her. Hilda, who is rescued from virtual destitution by Edwin through their marriage, and who already has a child, is not a figure of passive gratitude, and has opinions on matters—such as Edwin's business—which would normally be a wholly male preserve. Edwin has his doubts about their...read more

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    Priam Farll es el más reputado pintor de Inglaterra: célebre por sus cuadros sobre policías y pingüinos, es adorado por el público y la crítica. Tímido como un cervatillo, nadie conoce su aspecto, pues lleva años viviendo en el extranjero junto con su criado Henry Leek, un granuja de tomo y lomo. Un día regresa a Londres de incógnito, y Leek tiene el mal detalle con su amo de fallecer súbitamente de pulmonía. El doctor que certifica la muerte confunde a Leek con Priam Farll, y pronto la noticia corre como la pólvora: el gran pintor ha muerto. Farll ve el cielo abierto y decide no sacar al mundo de su error: finge que es Henry Leek, y hasta asiste a su propio entierro en la...read more