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 stories are not
theological, but rather uplifting
and character-building. Be blessed!
Letters to a Young
from a Married Lady
The True Path, and How to Walk Therein
Advice to Young Ladies on
Their Duties and Conduct in Life
After the Storm
(Must reading for wives!)
Iron Rule or,
Tyranny in the Household
(Must reading for husbands!)
Or, Wealth Without Wings!
Lovers and Husbands
A Story of Married Life
Our Neighbors in the Corner House
Confessions of a Platonic Lover
Its Shadows and Sunshine
Rising in the World
A Tale for the Rich and Poor
The Maiden — The Wife — The Mother
Wounded in the House of a Friend!
Home Scenes, and Home Influence
Or, the Rich Man's Error
Young Men on Their
Duties and Conduct in Life
An American Story of Real Life
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)