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That Printer of I dells Iii That Printer of Udell Harold Bell V right has written a story with a distinct religious motive which Is out of the conventional It Is a story of the Middle West in which the chief role is played by Itichard Falkner the child of a drunken father and a good mother whom he has lost in his boyhood He Is not a ratlve of the town In which the action takes place but arrives In it a tramp printer who has hen soiled b contact with rough humanNfe Refused work though starving by the religious and the respectable he is taken In and aided by George - Udell the owner cf a Job printing office ana an intldei Into Falkner s life comes pretty Amy doodrlch the daughter of the rich and phartjalcal Adam Goodrich nearly ruined b circumstances and who Is rescued from a htfuse of shame in a distant city by Falkner who has become a ChrMian with the aid of a devoted band of Salvation Arm workers There are many strong situations and some delicate ones In That Printer of l - dcll s euch as are not encountered In the ordinary religious novel but Talkner Is not a namby - pamby and the author Is not afraid to enter a house of worship to denounce the falsit which sometimes takes refuge within the church or to escort his readers to the glided temple of vice in order to Illustrate the dangers to which young womanhood Is exposed But if Mr Wright does not hesitate to expose the hpocris of tho Pharisee and throw the mantle of charity over the Magdalen he Is strongly affirmative In his admiration of those whose religion Is Christlike ard in female lurlt In fine the book is a curious compound of the secularly dramatic and the sentimental pietlstlc and with strength of conception and energy of action the author betras the natvete of the adolescent and the fanaticism of some of the minor sects Chicago The Book Supply Company price fl o0

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 17 May 1903, Sun,
  3. Page 18

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