Author:Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer

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Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer
Canadian novelist, screenwriter, and poet who later moved to the United States: popular in his day for his crime fiction and his wilderness adventures, but he wrote in many genres, from social realism to psychological fiction, and even early science fiction novels. Pen name: Arthur Stringer
Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer


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Collections and poetryEdit

  • Watchers of Twilight, and Other Poems, 1894. IA
  • Pauline and Other Poems, 1895. IA
  • Epigrams (1896) IA
  • The Loom of Destiny, 1899. illus Florence Scovel Shinn (Short stories prefaced with verses.)
Premonitions — The Undoing of Dinney Crockett — The Fly in the Ointment — The Iron Age — The King who Lost His Crown — Life's Loaded Die — The Crucible of Character — The Essentials of Aristocracy — The Honour of the House of Hummerley — Thicker than Water — Instruments of Eros — An Essay in Equality — The Heart's Desire — Not in Utter Nakedness

Individual short worksEdit

  • "The Breaker," serial in the The Saturday Evening Post, begun Jan 15, 1916
  • "The Knight Errant" in The Smart Set Sep 1903
  • "Larry Doogan: A Christmas Story" in The Bookman Feb 1904
  • "Night Travel" in The Smart Set Sept 1903
  • "The Outbound Ships" in The Smart Set Feb 1904


  • "The Canada Fakers" in Canada West, Oct 1908
  • "A Recipe for Certain Society Fiction" in The Bookman Jan 1904


  • "Easter in the City" in The Smart Set Jun 1900
  • "Stories in Verse" in Harper's Monthly Mar 1899
  • Undersongs in The Smart Set Jul 1903
  • On a Child's Portrait


  • Hephaestus, Persephone at Enna, and Sappho in Leucadia. 1903 Also published as Hephaestus and Other Poems (transcription project)
  • The Firebrand (Dec 1910 onwards; serialized in Canada West magazine)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.

The author died in 1950, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.