Timothy Shay Arthur ( – ) was a popular 19th-century American author. He is most famous for his temperance novel Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and. Ten Nights in a Barroom may refer to: Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There, an temperance novel by American author Timothy Shay Arthur. Glory be to His name! [Dies.] TIMOTHY SHAY ARTHUR's literary reputation today rests almost solely on his tem- perance novel, Ten Nights in a Bar-Room.
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Some sporadic 'reformer' who does not know the original and who has never seen the film will fill 'space' on the iniquity of moving pictures founded on this title. If he did see the film it ten nights in a bar room not the necessary power to grapple with the terrible reality of a too common incident in daily life.
This departure from the restrictive limit of 1, feet gives promise that the drama will have adequate treatment. At first glance, the novel seems to condemn drinking as the source of corruption in Cedarville; however, Shay Arthur uses characters such as Mr.
Ultimately, the novel pleads not for alcohol reform, but for the reform of fathers who murder their children.
The young female characters, on the other hand, are pinnacles of innocence, yet their lives come to equally tragic conclusions.
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Her only means of escape is the mental asylum where her mother resides, a place riddled with its own form of mental corruption. Mary Morgan is 2 also impacted by the sins of those around her, though she remains as morally upstanding as Flora. The indirect corruption of her character takes a more drastic form than Flora, though equally as tragic, as she dies from a wound inflicted upon her when trying to retrieve her father from the bar.
Among the stalwart champions ten nights in a bar room raised their voices in this crusade, Timothy Shay Arthur, publisher, editor, novelist, and tractarian, is preeminent.
On his first visit, he stops at the new tavern, the Sickle and Sheaf. The proprietor, Simon Slade, is a former miller who gave up the trade for the more lucrative tavern.
The business is a family affair, with Slade's unnamed wife, son Frank, and daughter Flora assisting him. The narrator also observes the town drunk, Joe Morgan.
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The father of a loving wife and family, he meets his moral downfall when introduced to alcohol. Morgan quickly becomes an alcoholic and spends most of his time at a bar.