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A Great Man by Arnold Bennett

A GREAT MAN

A FROLIC

BY

ARNOLD BENNETT

AUTHOR OF 'THE GRAND BABYLON HOTEL,' 'ANNA OF THE FIVE TOWNS,' 'LEONORA,' ETC.

[Illustration]

LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS

1904

TO

MY DEAR FRIEND

FREDERICK MARRIOTT

AND TO

THE IMPERISHABLE MEMORY

OF

OLD TIMES

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. HIS BIRTH 1

II. TOM 8

III. HIS CHRISTENING 17

IV. AGED TWELVE 26

V. MARRONS GLACES 36

VI. A CALAMITY FOR THE SCHOOL 49

VII. CONTAGIOUS 58

VIII. CREATIVE 72

IX. SPRING ONIONS 85

X. MARK SNYDER 95

XI. SATIN 105

XII. HIS FAME 117

XIII. A LION IN HIS LAIR 135

XIV. HER NAME WAS GERALDINE 148

XV. HIS TERRIBLE QUANDARY 161

XVI. DURING THE TEA-MEETING 169

XVII. A NOVELIST IN A BOX 181

XVIII. HIS JACK-HORNERISM 195

XIX. HE JUSTIFIES HIS FATHER 201

XX. PRESS AND PUBLIC 215

XXI. PLAYING THE NEW GAME 226

XXII. HE LEARNS MORE ABOUT WOMEN 239

XXIII. SEPARATION 249

XXIV. COSETTE 256

XXV. THE RAKE'S PROGRESS 273

XXVI. THE NEW LIFE 289

XXVII. HE IS NOT NERVOUS 308

XXVIII. HE SHORTENS HIS NAME 325

XXIX. THE PRESIDENT 337


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