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Frederic, Harold. American novelist: b. Utica, N. Y., 19 Aug. 1856; d. Hornby, England, 19 Oct. 1898. After receiving an education in the schools of his native city, he entered the profession of journalism there, working later on papers in Albany and New York. In 1884 he was appointed London correspondent of the New York Times, retaining this position until his death. His best works were his novels, of which the two greatest are ‘In the Valley’ (1890), a historical novel of upper New York, and ‘The Damnation of Theron Ware’ (1896), a searching analysis of the life of the American bourgeoisie. Among his other novels are: ‘Seth’s Brother’s Wife’ (1887); ‘The Lawton Girl’ (1890); ‘The Return of O’Mahoney’ (1892); ‘The New Exodus,’ a story of Jewish life, written after his visit to Russia (1892); ‘The Copperhead’ (1894), a Civil War story, dramatized and produced with considerable success in 1917; ‘Marsena’ (1895), humorous tales; ‘March Hares’ (1896); ‘Gloria Mundi’ (1898); ‘In the Market Place’ (1899).

The Young Emperor William II. of Germany

The Young Emperor William II. of Germany – Harold Frederic Two of the four stories contained are founded on incidents of the American Civil War; these are entitled „The deserter“ and „A day in the wilderness.“ The others are called … Weiterlesen

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The Deserter

The Deserter – Harold Frederic Two of the four stories contained are founded on incidents of the American Civil War; these are entitled „The deserter“ and „A day in the wilderness.“ The others are called „How Dickson came by his … Weiterlesen

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Mrs. Albert Grundy – Observations in Philistia

Mrs. Albert Grundy – Observations in Philistia – Harold Frederic “The Market-Place” throbs with the hum of life, and the wild, mad chorus of the market-place rises from its pages crescendo to a tremendous finale. To transfer the „city“ to … Weiterlesen

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The Market-Place

The Market-Place – Harold Frederic “The Market-Place” throbs with the hum of life, and the wild, mad chorus of the market-place rises from its pages crescendo to a tremendous finale. To transfer the „city“ to the printed page is a … Weiterlesen

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Gloria Mundi

Gloria Mundi – Harold Frederic A young man bred in refined poverty abroad, is suddenly called to England, and told he is the heir to a dukedom and much wealth. From this high pinnacle of expectation he perceives the possibilities … Weiterlesen

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March Hares

March Hares – Harold Frederic With “March Hares” Mr. Frederic has written an original, witty, and delightful story. Mr. David Mosscrop is a young and erudite Scot, given to an indulgence in too much drink. One morning, in a melancholy … Weiterlesen

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Marsena (and other stories of wartime)

Marsena (and other stories of wartime) – Harold Frederic a Methodist minister, self-educated, untutored in the ways of the world, and intensely earnest. He is brought into intimate association with a woman who is in every way his spiritual and … Weiterlesen

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The Damnation of Theron Ware

The Damnation of Theron Ware – Harold Frederic The central figure in Harold Frederic’s novel is a Methodist minister, self-educated, untutored in the ways of the world, and intensely earnest. He is brought into intimate association with a woman who … Weiterlesen

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The Copperhead

The Copperhead – Harold Frederic “The Copperhead” is a farmer in northern New York who sympathizes with the South in the anti-slavery struggle, and who in consequence is boycotted by his neighbors. He is driven from church, not allowed to … Weiterlesen

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The Lawton Girl

The Lawton Girl – Harold Frederic In „The Lawton Girl“ Mr. Harold Frederic has given us another highly realistic and instructive study of life in a modern American manufacturing town. The perils that beset the path of those who have … Weiterlesen

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