Arthur Kipps’s boss at his London law firm, Mr. Bentley is a businesslike but kind man who unknowingly sends Arthur into a dangerous situation in Crythin Gifford. In the years following Arthur’s ordeal with the woman in black, Mr. Bentley assumes a kind of guilt for Arthur’s pain and suffering; the two nevertheless enjoy one another’s friendship and company.
Mr. Bentley Quotes in The Woman in Black
The The Woman in Black quotes below are all either spoken by Mr. Bentley or refer to Mr. Bentley. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of The Woman in Black published in 2011.).
Chapter 2 Quotes
The business was beginning to sound like something from a Victorian novel, with a reclusive old woman having hidden a lot of ancient documents somewhere in the depths of her cluttered house. I was scarcely taking Mr. Bentley seriously.
Mr. Bentley Character Timeline in The Woman in Black
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Bentley appears in The Woman in Black. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Christmas Eve
...town in a pony trap—a small, two-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage—with his partner at his law firm, Mr. Bentley . Having reached old age, Mr. Bentley lived primarily in the country and came to... (full context)
Chapter 2: A London Particular
Chapter 4: The Funeral of Mrs. Drablow
Chapter 6: The Sound of a Pony and Trap
Chapter 7: Mr. Jerome is Afraid
Chapter 9: In the Nursery
Chapter 11: A Packet of Letters