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The Lamplighter Grace and Truth Books
  • ISBN: 978-1584740100
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 96
  • Publisher: Lamplighter Rare Collectors

The Lamplighter (Maria Cummins)

$25.00 $21.50

Examples of integrity and the pursuit of excellence from the old world of a man who works at the city’s street lighter of lamps. Suspense and mystery fills the story throughout until its conclusion. Themes: Virtue, integrity, compassion.

Poor Gertie is found in the snow with a high fever and no one to care for her-except the old lamplighter who lights the street lamps each night. See how God fills the life of this neglected and dejected little girl with hope as she learns to be a virtuous young woman. The Lamplighter is a rich story for those who long to remain pure of heart. This is the book that left such an impression on the life of Mark Hamby that he decided to name his company Lamplighter Publishing.

First published in 1854, The Lamplighter outsold The Scarlet Letter ten copies to one and was second in sales to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This book was a huge and immediate success – selling 40,000 copies in a few weeks, 70,000 in a year, and before long, over a million copies.

Character themes in this story: self-control, virtue and purity.

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The Lamplighter

Examples of integrity and the pursuit of excellence from the old world of a man who works at the city’s street lighter of lamps. Suspense and mystery fills the story throughout until its conclusion. Themes: Virtue, integrity, compassion.

Poor Gertie is found in the snow with a high fever and no one to care for her-except the old lamplighter who lights the street lamps each night. See how God fills the life of this neglected and dejected little girl with hope as she learns to be a virtuous young woman. The Lamplighter is a rich story for those who long to remain pure of heart. This is the book that left such an impression on the life of Mark Hamby that he decided to name his company Lamplighter Publishing.

First published in 1854, The Lamplighter outsold The Scarlet Letter ten copies to one and was second in sales to Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This book was a huge and immediate success – selling 40,000 copies in a few weeks, 70,000 in a year, and before long, over a million copies.

Character themes in this story: self-control, virtue and purity.

Reader Reviews

“This is a dear little book! Gerty is so admirable, not because she is perfect, but because she is not and still decides to be virtuous. Gerty is one of my favorites heroines in all the Lamplighter books I’ve read. She and Marjorie (in The Lost Clue) are young women that I want to copy. The book may seem slow to some people, because it isn’t a thriller like some others, but the characters are awesome! None of them are perfect and they seem like real people. It also made me cry! To me, this book is a little jewel.” — Sheri Mowery of Cleveland, Tennessee

The Lamplighter was an outstanding book! It was a good story, and it had a GREAT message! Knowing that we are all prone to mistakes and that life isn’t always fair, but that if we turn our lives toward God, He can make good from whatever we face! Trust in Him and do good no matter what the cost!” — Vivian Tipps of Houston, Texas

Table of Contents

  1. Light in Darkness
  2. Comfort and Affliction
  3. The Law of Kindness
  4. First Steps to Improvement
  5. Where is Heaven?
  6. A First Prayer
  7. Treasured Wrongs
  8. A New Friend
  9. Mental Darkness
  10. An Earthly Messenger of Peace
  11. Progress of Knowledge
  12. A New Prospect
  13. A Ministering Angel
  14. A New Home
  15. Who Are Happy?
  16. The Ruling Passion Controlled
  17. The Nurse
  18. Changes
  19. Frustrated Plans
  20. Selfishness
  21. A Friend in Affliction
  22. Cares Multiplied
  23. Death
  24. More Changes
  25. Jealousy
  26. Mr. Bruce is Disappointed
  27. Ill-Will
  28. A New Acquaintance
  29. A Morning Walk
  30. Surprise
  31. A Sore Heart
  32. A Tale of Sorrow
  33. The Hour of Fire
  34. Suspense
  35. Ties Not of Earth
  36. The Long-Looked-for-Returned
  37. The Father’s Story
  38. Reunion
  39. The Recompense
  40. Anchors for World-Tried Souls
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