The Margaret Sanger Papers


Bennett, Arnold (1867-1931)

British author, playwright and critic. Solicitor's clerk (1888-1893), journalist and editor of Woman (1893-1900). Prominent figure in the British social scene, author of over 80 works, most notably such novels as A Man From the North (1898), Buried Alive (1911) and Clayhanger (1910), as well as the plays The Old Wives' Tale (1910), The Great Adventure (1911) and Milestones (1912). Bennett signed the 1915 petition to President Woodrow Wilson in support of Margaret Sanger which was organized by Marie Stopes. He later joined the Malthusian League and aided Stopes' birth control work by writing an introduction to her book, Wise Parenthood (1919) and serving as a sponsor of Stopes' Society for Constructive Birth Control and Racial Progress.
    Copyright for documents authored by Arnold Bennett must be obtained from: Linda Shaughnessy, A. P. Watt, Ltd. 20 John St., London, WC1N 2DR, U.K.
References: Martin Banham, The Cambridge Guide Theatre, rev. pbk ed. 1992; Richard Pound, Arnold Bennett: A Biography (1952); June Rose, Marie Stopes and the Sexual Revolution (1992); Richard A. Soloway, Birth Control and the Population Question in England, 1877-1930 (1982).