Timothy Shay Arthur
(June 6, 1809 – March 6, 1885)
"Timothy Shay Arthur has done more for American literature than any one other person. His name will be remembered and loved, when those of his critics will be forgotten, together with their productions. I doubt if there is another man in the country who has done such a vast, such a measureless amount of good with the pen. There is probably not another American writer who has produced so much, as Arthur."
"Arthur was the most popular and widely read author of his times!"
The following short stories are not
theological, but rather uplifting
and character-building. Enjoy!
After the Storm
(Must reading for wives!)
Iron Rule or,
Tyranny in the Household
(Must reading for husbands!)
Catherine Anne Hubback, 1851
Saved as by Fire!
(for those wrestling with alcohol)
"All of the books from the pen of Timothy Shay Arthur are most interesting, and of a high moral and useful tone. To read any of them, must improve the character and the conduct. Mr. Arthur's works are all wholesome; they inculcate morality and purify the feelings — by tastefully illustrating the beauties of virtue, and the iniquities of vice.
"His works will be read with interest by all the admirers of wholesome novels, and will be seized on with avidity by the thousands of readers who prefer Mr. Arthur's useful and instructive sketches — to the flimsy novels which overstock the market. To Mr. Arthur the public are indebted for a species of composition that while it affords delight, conveys at the same time, many moral and practical lessons for life." (Editor, 1855)