Mental Efficiency

Arnold BENNETT (1867 - 1931)


In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking collection of articles, Bennett offers his thoughts on exercising the mind, organising your life, the advantages (and disadvantages) of marriage and other pocket philosophies.

The book stands the test of time, and much is still relevant and amusing - perhaps even more so, with nearly 100 years of hindsight, than when it was originally written.

The book "X" to which Bennett refers in Chapter 5 is An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus, of which there is also a Librivox recording. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Genre(s): Psychology, Self-Help, Contemporary

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - Mental Efficiency Ruth Golding
00:39:25
Play 02 2 - Expressing One's Individuality Ruth Golding
00:10:05
Play 03 3 - Breaking with the Past Ruth Golding
00:09:04
Play 04 4 - Settling Down in Life Ruth Golding
00:12:07
Play 05 5 - Marriage Ruth Golding
00:28:13
Play 06 6 - Books Ruth Golding
00:17:46
Play 07 7 - Success Ruth Golding
00:30:23
Play 08 8 - The Petty Artificialities Ruth Golding
00:11:39
Play 09 9 - The Secret of Content Ruth Golding
00:12:02