“It is this almost clairvoyant power of reading the human soul that has made Mr. Wright's books among the most remarkable works of the present
Harold Bell Wright, born in Rome, New York, in 1872, did not lead a life of
luxury. He was a self-taught man who had to overcome many challenges, including his constant fight against tuberculosis. While still young, Wright traveled extensively. Being a religious man, he decided to spend his time as a traveling minister, eventually settling down with permanent churches in Missouri, California, and Kansas. His religious practices led him to write the first of many books, all of which address particular problems. His main goal for writing lay within his desire to write about the goodness of mankind.
He has an extensive written legacy that shows itself through his many books, including The Uncrowned King, The Eyes of the World, When a Man's a Man, The Re-creation of Brian Kent, Helen of the Old House, The Mine with the Iron Door, A Son of His Father, God and the Grocery Man, Long Ago Told, Exit, Ma Cinderella, The Devil's Highway, and The Man Who Went Away.
Harold Bell Wright died in 1944; however, his spirit will forever live on
through his writing.