The Human Machine

Arnold BENNETT (1867 - 1931)


Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. As he writes: "I am simply bent on calling your attention to a fact which has perhaps wholly or partially escaped you -- namely, that you are the most fascinating bit of machinery that ever was."

As ever, his prose is honeyed, his thoughts inspired, and his advice as relevant today as when it was written.

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 Taking Oneself for Granted Ruth Golding
00:12:31
Play 02 02 Amateurs in the Art of Living Ruth Golding
00:10:02
Play 03 03 The Brain as a Gentleman-at-Large Ruth Golding
00:10:32
Play 04 04 The First Practical Step Ruth Golding
00:10:03
Play 05 05 Habit-forming by Concentration Ruth Golding
00:10:40
Play 06 06 Lord over the Noddle Ruth Golding
00:10:05
Play 07 07 What 'Living' Chiefly Is Ruth Golding
00:11:01
Play 08 08 The Daily Friction Ruth Golding
00:10:54
Play 09 09 'Fire!' Ruth Golding
00:10:42
Play 10 10 Mischievously Overworking It Ruth Golding
00:10:14
Play 11 11 An Interlude Ruth Golding
00:10:59
Play 12 12 An Interest in Life Ruth Golding
00:09:18
Play 13 13 Success and Failure Ruth Golding
00:09:12
Play 14 14 A Man and His Environment Ruth Golding
00:10:33
Play 15 15 L. S. D. Ruth Golding
00:11:18
Play 16 16 Reason! Reason! Ruth Golding
00:10:25