1911. Canadian clergyman turned writer, Basil King (author of The Inner Shrine) produced his first noteworthy novel at the age of 50. He believed in spiritualism and claimed that a spirit personality guided his writing. The Street Called Straight, his best-selling dramatic story of present day American life begins: As a matter of fact, Davenant was under no illusions concerning the quality of the welcome his hostess was according him, though he found a certain pleasure in being once more in her company. It was not a keen pleasure, but neither was it an embarrassing one; it was exactly what he supposed it would be in case they ever meet again-a blending on his part of curiosity, admiration, and reminiscent suffering out of which time and experience had taken the sting. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.