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The Way We Were: New Year’s Eve

Excerpts from diaries—Arnold Bennett to Andy Warhol

By Ian Irvine  

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31st December 1899

Arnold Bennett writes in his journal:

“This year I have written 335,340 words, grand total: 228 articles and stories (including four instalments of a serial of 30,000-7,500 words each) have actually been published. Also my book of plays—Polite Farces. I have written six or eight short stories not yet published or sold. Also the greater part of a 5,000-word serial—Love and Life for Tillotson, which begins publication about April next year. Also the whole draft (80,000 words) of my Staffordshire novel Anna Tellwright. My total earnings…

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