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The Regent

The Regent by Arnold Bennett
By: (1867-1931)

The Regent by Arnold Bennett is a compelling novel that follows the life of George Pinhorn, a successful businessman who unexpectedly inherits a title and becomes the Regent of a small European country. Bennett expertly explores the challenges and responsibilities that come with newfound power, as George navigates political intrigue, familial turmoil, and personal dilemmas.

The characters in The Regent are complex and well-developed, each with their own distinctive personalities and motivations. Bennett's prose is elegant and thought-provoking, drawing readers into George's world and immersing them in the swirling currents of power and privilege. The novel is a masterful exploration of the complexities of human nature and the consequences of ambition and desire.

Overall, The Regent is a captivating and thought-provoking read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and political drama. Arnold Bennett's skillful storytelling and keen insight make this novel a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the intricacies of power and influence.

Book Description:
'The Regent' is, if not a sequel to 'The Card', then a 'Further Adventures of' the eponymous hero of that novel.

Denry Machin is now forty-three and begins to feel that he is getting old, that making money and a happy home life are not enough and that he has lost his touch as the entrepreneur and entertainer of the 'Five Towns'.

In fact, as he says to himself 'What I want is change - and a lot of it too!'. A chance meeting at the local theatre leads to his going to London and then...

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