Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Company, 1894. Hardcover. 267p., first edition, period previous owner's name on end papers, period note on title page on Sheldon's position at church in Kansas, minor foxing, original brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorations still highly visible, spine slightly sloped, corners bumped, stain on front cover. Set in a mill town (see Ranta no. 424).
"An extended sermon. Phillip Strong, a dedicated clergyman, tries to live as Christ might have in a large manufacturing town. Phillip is against the strike but deeply moved by the desperate conditions of the factory workers. He wins the loyal support of the mill workers by his defense of their demands and succeeds in moving the hard hearts of a few of his rich parishioners. The strike on its way to settlement, Phillip dies at the foot of the cross in his church." *Fay M. Blake, The strike in the American novel. Metcuhen, 1972. p. 221.
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