“This is the gentle story of the love of a man and a woman in which the vigor of ‘That Printer of Udell’s,’ the kindliness of ’The Shepherd of the Hills,’ the power of ‘Dan Matthews’ and the grace of ‘Barbara Worth’ are all woven into a strain more delicate and more beautiful than this great writer has ever before penned. Through this medium has Mr. Wright told more plainly than before the inmost secrets and joys of his big heart.”—Boston Globe.
“Some one has called Harold Bell Wright ‘the apostle of the wholesome’ in fiction, and his latest volume, ‘Their Yesterdays,’ certainly bears out his claim to the title. Also it shows the man’s remarkable genius. We may liken the perusal of the book to listening to some magnificent organ played soft and low by a master hand. And, as one never wearies of gazing upon great paintings nor of listening to the uplifting strains of fine music so one reads this volume with deep appreciation and pays the tribute of regret when it is ended.”—Nashville Tennessean.
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“Tense situations, clear-cut, strong characters, the struggle of right over advancement, and cleanliness against wealth are all pictured in ‘The Eyes of the World’ with all the vigor for which the author has become known.”—Spokane Chronicle.
“Harold Bell Wright has always stood for clean, pure, wholesome fiction, and helped the cause by that quality in his books, but in ’The Eyes of the World’ he has made the most profound appeal of all, and who can foretell the far-reaching influence of such a book!”—Raleigh Times.
“When the author produced ‘The Winning of Barbara Worth,’ the reading public believed he had written his masterpiece of fiction but this literary genius, the wizard of American novelists, has surprised the literators in ‘The Eyes of the World.’ * * * the most intense and dramatic novel of today.”—Grand Rapids Herald.
“The Eyes of the World’ is an unusual novel. It is that rare event, a pure love story. It deals sledgehammer blows at animalism and sensualism, and is as a strong white light on a rock illumining the dark valley below.”—Portland Oregonian.
“It is a protest of a prophet against modern society and a strong story of the triumph of high ideals.”—Baptist Standard.
“Harold Bell Wright has told his story in a way to honor purity and loveliness and to depict in their real colors their opposites.”—Worcester Gazette.
“The description is poetic and rich in literary merit, while the story is full of action and purpose.”—Sacramento Bee.
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Illustrations and Decorations by the Author