O'er Moor and Fen: A Tale of Methodist Life in Lancashire by Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking is the Lutheran Librarian’s favorite Christian novelist. 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 have any of Hocking’s 50 “lost” books, please contact us.


  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • 1 The Question Before The Committee
  • 2 How We Invited a Minister
  • 3 The First Sunday of The New Minister
  • 4 The Beginning of The Trouble
  • 5 Their First Walk Together
  • 6 The Sewing Meeting
  • 7 An Evening At Rough Leigh
  • 8 Abel Bowyer’s Challenge
  • 9 The Snowstorm On The Moor
  • 10 Paulina Milano and Mary Clitheroe
  • 11 Bernard Hawthorne’s Resolve
  • 12 The Mystery of Paulina Milano
  • 13 The Shadow of a Great Cloud
  • 14 Why I Visited Bernard Hawthorne’s Lodgings
  • 15 Bernard Hawthorne’s Message To An Old Lancashire Weaver
  • 16 The Hour Before The Dawn
  • 17 A Flame of Fire
  • 18 A Flame of Fire (continued)
  • 19 The Conversion of Two Sinners
  • 20 How I Learnt To Love Bernard Hawthorne
  • 21 The Great Revival
  • 22 The Dream and The Reality
  • 23 a Strange Love-making
  • 24 Paulina Milano’s Last Letter
  • 25 The Shadow of Death
  • 26 Lovelight
  • 27 “So Long Thy Power Hath Blest Me”

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2023
  • 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.