How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

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Cosimo, Inc., Mar 1, 2007 - Self-Help - 60 pages
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Since the invention of the clock, humans have become keenly aware of time-both how much they have and how quickly it slips away. In this classic book on time management, Bennett instructs his readers on how to live life to the fullest, given that there are twenty-four hours in a day and always so much to accomplish. Managing time, not money, is the true route to happiness. You can get more money. But time is parceled out at the same rate for everyone, no matter their class or income. Time, the rarest commodity, cannot be made to last, but it can be lived. And by living it properly, anyone can improve their level of satisfaction and happiness. British writer ARNOLD BENNETT (1867-1931) wrote both fiction and nonfiction, but he is best known for the novels Anna of the Five Towns (1902), Buried Alive (1908), and Clayhanger (1910).
 

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Contents

PREFACE TO THIS EDITION
7
THE DAILY MIRACLE
11
THE DESIRE TO EXCEED ONES PROGRAMME
15
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING
19
THE CAUSE OF THE TROUBLES
23
TENNIS AND THE IMMORTAL SOUL
27
REMEMBER HUMAN NATURE
32
CONTROLLING THE MIND
35
THE REFLECTIVE MOOD
39
INTEREST IN THE ARTS
43
NOTHING IN LIFE IS HUMDRUM
47
SERIOUS READING
51
DANGERS TO AVOID
55
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Arnold Bennett was born on May 27, 1867 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. He began his working career as a law clerk and later he left the legal field and became an editor for the magazine Woman. His first novel was "A Man from the North." He wrote several novels set in Hanley, the town where he was born. These are known as the Five Town novels. Other titles include "The Babylon Hotel," "The Truth about an Author," and "How to Live on 24 Hours a Day." Bennett won the 1923 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel "Riceyman Steps." "The Journal of Arnold Bennett" was published posthumously in three volumes. Bennett was also the author of "Hugo" which was made into a major motion picture in 2011 starring Jude law and Ben Kingsley, directed by Martin Scorsese. During WWI, Bennett was Director of Propaganda for France at the Ministry of Information. (At that time "propaganda" did not have the negative connotations it would have later in the twentieth century.) This appointment was based on the recommendation of Lord Beaverbrook, who also recommended him as Deputy Minister of that department at the end of the war. Bennett refused a knighthood in 1918. He died in London of typhoid fever on March 27, 1931.

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