The Story of Andrew Fairfax by Joseph Hocking


Joseph Hocking is the Lutheran Librarian’s favorite Christian novelist. Though mostly forgotten now, during his lifetime he was widely read and greatly beloved throughout the English speaking world. Most of his books deal in some way with the struggles and conflicts of living as a Christian in the modern world.

The Lutheran Library is republishing many of Joseph Hocking’s novels. If you are willing to provide copies of any of Hocking’s 50 “lost” books, please contact us.

The Story of Andrew Fairfax is the story of a gentleman who is forced to leave Oxford and go to work as a farm laborer in late Nineteenth Century Britain.

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No subject matter knowledge needed.

Book Contents

  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian
  • Book 1. Finding His Work
    • 1 The Beginning Of The Battle
    • 2 The End Of The Old Life
    • 3 Beginning The New Life
    • 4 Talking About It
    • 5 The Old Life And The New
  • Book 2. Preparing For His Work
    • 6 “Far From The Madding Crowd”
    • 7 “Where All Was Quiet”
    • 8 Harvest Experiences
    • 9 Arcadia (?)
    • 1O. A Chance Meeting
    • 11 Andrew Goes To Church
    • 12 Face To Face
    • 13 The Face Of A Rival
    • 14 Distress
    • 15 Mavis Lezant At Bay
    • 16 How It Ended
    • 17 A Woman’s Plea
  • Book 3. Doing His Work
    • 18 Tells How The Writer And Andrew Fairfax Became Acquainted
    • 19 Andrew And His Publishers
    • 2O. The Beginning Of The Strife
    • 21 The Second Step
    • 22 Andrew’s Book
    • 23 In The Wood
    • 24 At Last
    • 25 In Which Mrs. Bernard’s Plans Are Being Carried Out
    • 26 Half-Past Seven
    • 27 Afterwards
    • 28 Andrew’s Prospects
  • Book 4. The Reward Of His Work
    • 29 Calling The Banns
    • 3O. The Two Girls
    • 31 On The Eve Of The Wedding
    • 32 A Woman’s Love
    • 33 “I Will Know Soon”

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Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2020
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Joseph Hocking
Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking (1860-1937), was a Cornish writer and United Methodist Free Church minister. His novels were immensely popular in his lifetime. Many of his 100 books are available at no charge from the Lutheran Library.