"It is a love story, pure and simple, of the type that belongs to no age or clime or school, because it is the story of the love that has been common to humanity, wherever it has been lifted above the level of the brutes." — New York Observer
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"A Face Illumined is one of E.P. Roe's best novels in my opinion. I loved his thoughts on inner beauty. –eleniel
"The author does not, as is often the case, make the moral design an excuse for literary shortcomings. His characters are stamped with a strong individuality, and depicted with a naturalness that indicates a keen student of human nature and modern life." — Boston Traveller
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“It is a book which those who begin will be pretty sure to finish, deriving from it a new impulse to the truest knighthood.” — Harper’s Magazine.
“The whole tone of the work is manly and healthful. It is thoroughly noble in all its teachings and tendencies.” — Utica Herald.
Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888) was educated at Williams College and Auburn Theological Seminary. He was chaplain of the Second New York Cavalry, U.
"He vindicates his right to use the talent which God has given him for the instruction and interest of the thousands who read his works." — New York Evangelist.
"The hero is simple, strong, and manly; much such a man as Mr. Lincoln must have been had he turned his attention to theology instead of politics." — New York World.
"It is surprising to find how genuinely interesting his stories always are.
“The character of the selfish, morbid, cynical hero, and his gradual transformation under the influence of the sweet and high-spirited heroine, are portrayed with a masculine firmness, which is near akin to power, and some of the conversations are animated and admirable.” — Atlantic Monthly
“The most able story that we have had from the pen of Mr. Roe. It is also the best of the so-called religious novels published of late.
“The narrative is fascinating.” — Chicago Advance.
“An exceedingly well-written story.” — Churchman.
On This Page Book Contents Download the eBook Publication Information Book Contents Reviews Preface 1. Three Girls 2. A Future Of Human Designing 3. Three Men 4. The Skies Darkening 5. The Storm Threatening 6. The Wreck 7. Among The Breakers 8. Warped 9. A Desert Island 10. Edith Becomes A “Divinity” 11.
“They who declared that reason would not allow them to believe that God could once become Incarnate, saw no reason to doubt the manifold Reincarnation of Man. They who complained that they found the straight and level highway of Christianity too difficult a road for them to follow, or that there was no sure foothold therein, were content to lose themselves among the mazes of Superstition, or to flounder and stumble among the stony wastes of Unbelief.