That Printer of Udell’s
Story of a homeless wanderer, Dick Falkner, who arrives in town in search of work and food. He wants to work and, despite being nearly overwhelmed by a string of hard times, he starts a new job at Udell’s print shop. Dick is soon found to be a skillful, honest worker, a man of great integrity, who becomes a significant blessing in countless ways to his town and church.
President Ronald Reagan wrote: “That book, That Printer of Udell’s, had an impact I shall always remember. The term “role model” was not a familiar term in that time and place. But I realize I found a role model in that traveling printer whom Harold Bell Wright had brought to life. He set me on a course I’ve tried to follow even unto this day. I shall always be grateful.”
Themes: honesty, hypocrisy, generosity, sacrifice, virtue and purity; practical Christian living!
About the Author
Harold Bell Wright was a best selling American author of the first part of the 20th century.
Between 1903 and 1942, this minister-turned-author wrote nineteen books, several scripts for stage plays, and several magazine articles. At least fifteen movies were made from his novels. Seven of Wright’s books appeared on the top ten best sellers lists, two of them twice, including a number one seller in 1914, a number two in 1916 and a third best seller three times.
Besides That Printer of Udell’s, Bell is best known for his work entitled The Shepherd of the Hills which was made into the well-known outdoor play, of the same name, performed in Branson, Mo.