About the Artist:
Harold Bell Wright (May 4, 1872 – May 24, 1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and non-fiction during the first half of the 20th century. Although mostly forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make one million dollars from writing fiction. Between 1902 and 1942, Wright wrote 19 books, several stage plays, and many magazine articles. More than 15 movies were made or claimed to be made from Wright's stories, including Gary Cooper’s first major movie, The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) and the John Wayne film The Shepherd of the Hills (1941).
This vintage copy of the novel When a Man’s a Man (1916) is now made available for your reading pleasure. The book is hardbound with no jacket cover and is in good vintage shape with the front cover page sliced and marginally split from the spine along the top of the book for about an inch. The book was originally published by A. L. Burt Company in August 1916.
According to the Oregon Journal, Portland in 1916, the novel When a Man’s a Man “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 age.” In the same year, The Philadelphia Dispatch claimed, “The secret of Wright’s power is the same God-given secret that inspired Shakespeare and upheld Dickens.”
When a Man’s a Man was dedicated to Harold Bell Wright’s three sons: Gilbert, Normand and Paul.
For the bibliophile and the collector of vintage novels, When a Man’s a Man would make an ideal gift. Or, if you want to explore fiction of the early 20th century, then buy this masterful work of fiction