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This Faustian tale of the spiritual disintegration of a young minister, written in the 1890s, deals subtly and powerfully with the impact of science on innocence and the collective despair that marked the transition into the modern age. In its realism, The Damnation of Theron Ware foreshadows Howells; in its conscious imagery it prefigures Norris, Crane, Henry James, and the "symbolic realism" of the twentieth century. Its author, Harold Frederic, internationally famous as London correspondent for the New York Times, wrote the novel two years before his death.

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A young pastor plunges into a moral decline after encounters with a priest, an atheist, and an aesthete. This classic of 19th century American realism offers a revelatory look at small-town life and an innocent's seduction by strange new ideas. Gripping storytelling and keen characterizations recapture the era's religious, scientific, philosophical, and sexual anxieties.

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Harold Frederic (1856–1898) was an Anglo-American journalist and novelist. Frederic was born in Utica, New York to Presbyterian parents. After his father was killed in a train accident when Frederic was 18 months old, the boy was raised primarily by his mother. He finished school at fifteen, and soon began work as a photographer. For four years he was a photographic touch-up artist in his hometown and in Boston. In 1875 he began work as a proofreader for the Utica Herald and then the Utica Daily Observer. Frederic later became a reporter, and by 1882 he was editor of the Albany Evening Journal. Two years later he went to live in England as London correspondent of the New York Times, and was soon recognized for his ability both as a writer and as a talker. He wrote several early stories, but it was not until he published Illumination (1896), better known by its American title, The Damnation of Theron Ware, followed by Gloria Mundi (1898), that his gifts as a novelist were fully realized. Jonathan Yardley called Damnation "a minor classic of realism". Frederic married Grace Green Williams in 1877, and they had five children.

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