Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was a British writer. He went to work for his father but was unhappy working for his father and earning very little money. The theme of parental miserliness occurs in his works. At 21 he went to London to clerk for a solicitor. He then began working for a magazine called Women. When he noticed the poor material being submitted he began writing a serial for the periodical. Bennett gives an in depth look at all one needs to survive relationships with peers and superiors. Bennett shows his reader how to avoid many of the worries associated with interpersonal relationships. Some of the topics covered are Man in his environment, Success and Failure, The brain as a gentleman at large, and Habit forming by concentration.