Denry happened to be in the Daily offices that afternoon.
Denry happened to be in the Daily offices that afternoon. He had hadnothing to do with the details of organisation, for details oforganisation were not his speciality. His speciality was large, leadingideas. But when Mr. Myson, calmand proud, escorted him down to the machine room, and the Marinoni threwa folded pink Daily almost into his hands, and it looked exactly likea real newspaper, and he saw one of his own descriptive articles in it,and he reflected that he was an owner of it-then Denry was attractedand delighted, and his heart beat.
When Denry reached homethat evening Mrs. Machin, as the phrase is, "gave it hi. Denry admitted frankly that he was nonplussed, staggered, and outraged. But the thing was simply another proof of Mr. Wilbraham's madness. After tea he decided that his mother must put on her best clothes and goup with him to see Mr. Wilbraham and firmly expostulate-in fact, theywould arrange the situation between them; and if Mr. Wilbraham wasobstinate they would. Denry began to exhibit to his mother a tankprovided with ledges and shelves and grooves, in which he said thateverything except knives could be washed and dried automatically.
The Card & The Regent. This is accomplished through luck, initiative and a fair bit of cheek or chutzpah. At age 12, Denry begins his career by altering his marks in a test sufficiently to earn him a scholarship to grammar school
The Card & The Regent. At age 12, Denry begins his career by altering his marks in a test sufficiently to earn him a scholarship to grammar school. At 16, he leaves school to work for Mr. Duncalf, the town clerk and a solicitor. When Duncalf organizes an exclusive ball, Denry "invites" himself and takes lessons from dance instructor Ruth Earp
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The fact that Denry Machin decided not to drive behind his mule to SneydHall showed in itself that the enterprise of interviewing the Countessof Chell was not quite the simple daily trifling matter that he stroveto pretend it was. The mule was a part of his more recent splendour. But Denry, though so young, had made immenseprogress as a card, and had, perhaps justifiably, come to considerhimself as the premier card, the very ace, of the town. He felt thatsome reply was needed to Curtenty's geese, and the mule was his reply. It served excellently.
Well," said Denry, "if anybody in this town is the owner's agent I a. nd Mr.321. Cotterill has built the blessed house. If Wilbraham wanted tokeep his old shanty to himself he should n't send out invitations. It'ssimple enough not to send out invitations. Mrs. Machin perceived then, in a flash of terrible illumination, thatthere never had been any Cecil Wilbraham; that Denry had merely inventedhim and his long moustaches and his wall eye for the purpose of gettingthe better of his mother. The whole affair was an immense swindle uponher.
Denry observed withjoy that, while numerous middle-aged and awkward men wore red or whitesilk handkerchiefs in their waistcoats, such people as Charles Fearns,the Sweetnams, and Harold Etches did not. He was, then, in the shynessof his handkerchief, on the side of the angels. He passed up the double staircase (decorated with white or pale frocksof unparalleled richness) and so into the grand hall.
Like many of Arnold Bennett's works of fiction, the comic novel Denry the Audacious is set among the quaint .
Like many of Arnold Bennett's works of fiction, the comic novel Denry the Audacious is set among the quaint village lanes of the Potteries District of Staffordshire. It is amidst this humble environment that the one-of-a-kind character Edward Henry Machin emerges from poverty and, largely through the force of his own indomitable will, achieves a measure of power and influence.
It was later made into a 1952 movie starring Alec Guinness and Petula Clark. Like much of Bennett's best work, it is set in the Potteries District of Staffordshire. It chronicles the rise of Edward Henry ("Denry") Machin from washerwoman's son to Mayor of Bursley (a fictitious town based on Burslem).
Denry the Audacious book. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 . The tale of Denry Machin, as told by novelist Arnold Bennett in The Card (Methuen, 1911), is a lark, a droll comedy, a jovial adventure in business and life success - a literary "Horatio Alger" story. Bennett tells his story in short chapters, and the book as a whole is not long.