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Ten Nights in a Bar Room

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T.S. Arthur was a popular 19th-century American author. He is most famous for his temperance novel Ten Nights in a Bar-Room. Ten Nights in a Bar-Room. The story of a small-town miller (perhaps based on Arthur’s father) who gives up his trade to open a tavern, the novel’s narrator is an infrequent visitor who over the course of several years traces the physical and moral decline of the proprietor, his family, and the town’s citizenry due to alcohol. Arthur attained great popularity while he lived, but was not well regarded by the era’s literati. His old acquaintance Poe, for example, wrote in Graham's Magazine that Arthur was "uneducated and too fond of mere vulgarities to please a refined taste." Conscious of his own lack of brilliance, Arthur thought stories should impart beneficial life lessons by means of plainly written, realistically depicted scenes. Arthur's writing at its best—as in Ten Nights in a Bar-Room—can be both brisk and... More > poignant.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781300085805
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Green King Press
Published
July 4, 2017
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
132.5 KB
Product ID
23245658

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