Strong Drink: The Curse and the Cure - T.S. Arthur - 1877
Strong Drink: The Curse and the Cure
T.S. Arthur, from 1877
Excerpt from the publisher: We have one of those intensely wrought temperance stories for which the author is so distinguished. In the conception and execution of this story, he has taken higher ground than usual, and lifted the subject of temperance into the region of spiritual laws and forces. Rarely has the insidious growth and overmastering power of appetite, or the desperate and prolonged struggle of an enslaved man for freedom, been more powerfully exhibited than in the hero of this story--a man of education, social standing, high honor and the tenderest home affections. We follow him in his downward course, step by step, with an almost breathless interest and suspense--glad and hopeful for every new effort that he makes to overcome his pitiless enemy, and disappointed and sorrowful at each successive failure--until manhood is eclipsed, love extinguished and honor a thing of the past; and we turn away from him at the prison door, our hope as dead as his own.
This book is in very good condition for its age. Normal wear and aging. Some wear shown to the spine. Previous owner signed their name on the first page.
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