Harold Bell Wright (1872–1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and non-fiction during the first half of the 20th century.
His "The Uncrowned King", a small volume, may be one of the most delightful of his books.
Possibly, it has an added charm because of certain peculiar conditions. It was written in Redlands, California, during the winter of 1909-10, although the notion for this book occurred to the author while living in Kansas City. It was one of those times when the longing and the will to do a work greater than the physical would permit seemed almost overpowering when, unconsciously coming to his aid, a young woman talking to a company of Christian Endeavorers chanced to remark, "After all, the real kings of earth are seldom crowned."