James Allen is a relatively obscure author. His inspirational writings have influenced millions for good - after his death. His nineteen books give no clue to his life other than to mention his place of residence - Ilfracombe, England. Born in Leicester, England, into a working class family, Allen was the eldest of two brothers.
His mother could neither read nor write while his father, William, was a factory knitter. In 1879, following a downturn in the textile trade of central England, Allen's father traveled alone to America to find work and establish a new home for the family. Within two days of arriving his father was pronounced dead at New York City Hospital, believed to be a case of robbery and murder. At age fifteen, with the family now facing economic disaster, Allen was forced to leave school and find work.
As A Man Thinketh: a Literary Collection of James Allen
As a Man Thinketh * The Path of Prosperity * Above Life's Turmoil * The Way of Peace are in one, affordable, electronic edition especially formatted for the iPhone and Nook and the Kindle.
Why we republish public domain books?
James Allen is a kind of an author why we republish books of carefully selected authors. He was rather obscure while working. Never made much money on his books and he was a quiet, reserved man. He was a mystic and every morning he meditated (this was not a very popular activity, back in his era). He made lasting impression on people whom he had encountered.
This is what one friend wrote about Allen; "as a frail-looking little man, Christ-like, with a mass of flowing black hair...... I think of him especially in the black velvet suit he always wore in the evenings..."
To offer a tribute to the memory of James Allen, I have converted his four of his most popular works into .ePub, .mobi files in order to offer it on most electronic readers, for a wide variety of devices.
"In our words/deeds we live on and become immortal"