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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 „How Dickson came by his name “ and “ Where Avon in Severn flows.“ They are supposed to be episodes of England’s War of the Roses. The heroism in them is real and the characters are alive. And surely one need not go outside of probability to find romance.

The Young Emperor William II. of Germany

The Young Emperor William II. of Germany

The Young Emperor William II. of Germany.

ISBN: 9783849681845

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Biography of Harold Frederic (from Wikipedia):

Frederic was born in Utica, New York, to Presbyterian parents. After his father was killed in a railroad accident when Frederic was 18 months old, the boy was raised primarily by his mother. He finished school at age 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 newspaper The Utica Herald and then The Utica Daily Observer. Frederic later became a reporter. Frederic married Grace Green Williams in 1877, and they had five children together. By 1882 he was editor of the newspaper The Albany Evening Journal in the state capital. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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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 name “ and “ Where Avon in Severn flows.“ They are supposed to be episodes of England’s War of the Roses. The heroism in them is real and the characters are alive. And surely one need not go outside of probability to find romance.

The Deserter

The Deserter

The Deserter.

ISBN: 9783849681838

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Biography of Harold Frederic (from Wikipedia):

Frederic was born in Utica, New York, to Presbyterian parents. After his father was killed in a railroad accident when Frederic was 18 months old, the boy was raised primarily by his mother. He finished school at age 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 newspaper The Utica Herald and then The Utica Daily Observer. Frederic later became a reporter. Frederic married Grace Green Williams in 1877, and they had five children together. By 1882 he was editor of the newspaper The Albany Evening Journal in the state capital. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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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 the printed page is a wonderful achievement. In “The Market-Place” his multitudinous, extravagant, corrupt, but extraordinarily fascinating „city“ lives, moves and has its being. Harold Frederic must have had intimate acquaintance with its secrets, for there is not an impossible incident in his novel, and much is a transcript from reality. To many this book will seem the wildest of extravaganzas, a romance of the realms of Zenda—a stirring, exciting romance, too. To those who possess the key to the book, it is a ruthless exposure, a merciless satire. Both as satire and romance it is splendid reading.

Mrs. Albert Grundy - Observations in Philistia

Mrs. Albert Grundy – Observations in Philistia

Mrs. Albert Grundy – Observations in Philistia.

ISBN: 9783849681821

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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 wonderful achievement. In “The Market-Place” his multitudinous, extravagant, corrupt, but extraordinarily fascinating „city“ lives, moves and has its being. Harold Frederic must have had intimate acquaintance with its secrets, for there is not an impossible incident in his novel, and much is a transcript from reality. To many this book will seem the wildest of extravaganzas, a romance of the realms of Zenda—a stirring, exciting romance, too. To those who possess the key to the book, it is a ruthless exposure, a merciless satire. Both as satire and romance it is splendid reading.

The Market-Place

The Market-Place

The Market-Place.

ISBN: 9783849681814

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Biography of Harold Frederic (from Wikipedia):

Frederic was born in Utica, New York, to Presbyterian parents. After his father was killed in a railroad accident when Frederic was 18 months old, the boy was raised primarily by his mother. He finished school at age 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 newspaper The Utica Herald and then The Utica Daily Observer. Frederic later became a reporter. Frederic married Grace Green Williams in 1877, and they had five children together. By 1882 he was editor of the newspaper The Albany Evening Journal in the state capital. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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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 of his new fortunes. He can turn into a rowdy, brutal, hunting squire, like the majority of his relations; he can lead the life of a rich man of fashion in London; he can be a disciple of a philathropic uncle and cousin, who have organised their vast wealth for the benefit of their dependents. From the first he instinctively recoils; the second tires him out. By the terribly minute system, the benevolent tyranny of the third, he is oppressed. In the end he chooses to be just his own good-natured self, neither fox-hunter, man of society, nor social missionary, something vague, a little priggish, but pleasant.

Gloria Mundi

Gloria Mundi

Gloria Mundi.

ISBN: 9783849681807

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Biography of Harold Frederic (from Wikipedia):

Frederic was born in Utica, New York, to Presbyterian parents. After his father was killed in a railroad accident when Frederic was 18 months old, the boy was raised primarily by his mother. He finished school at age 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 newspaper The Utica Herald and then The Utica Daily Observer. Frederic later became a reporter. Frederic married Grace Green Williams in 1877, and they had five children together. By 1882 he was editor of the newspaper The Albany Evening Journal in the state capital. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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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 and repentant mood, he is lounging on Westminster Bridge, when a young woman, with lemon-colored hair, comes by. Since they are both frequenters of the reading-room in the British Museum, they have some knowledge of each other. Together they walk away to breakfast. Love takes its usual eccentric gait, but in the end there is the noise of wedding bells.

March Hares

March Hares

March Hares.

ISBN: 9783849681791

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Biography of Harold Frederic (from Wikipedia):

Frederic was born in Utica, New York, to Presbyterian parents. After his father was killed in a railroad accident when Frederic was 18 months old, the boy was raised primarily by his mother. He finished school at age 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 newspaper The Utica Herald and then The Utica Daily Observer. Frederic later became a reporter. Frederic married Grace Green Williams in 1877, and they had five children together. By 1882 he was editor of the newspaper The Albany Evening Journal in the state capital. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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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 intellectual antithesis

Marsena (and other stories of wartime)

Marsena (and other stories of wartime)

Marsena (and other stories of wartime).

ISBN: 9783849681777

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Biography of Harold Frederic (from Wikipedia):

Frederic was born in Utica, New York, to Presbyterian parents. After his father was killed in a railroad accident when Frederic was 18 months old, the boy was raised primarily by his mother. He finished school at age 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 newspaper The Utica Herald and then The Utica Daily Observer. Frederic later became a reporter. Frederic married Grace Green Williams in 1877, and they had five children together. By 1882 he was editor of the newspaper The Albany Evening Journal in the state capital. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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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 is in every way his spiritual and intellectual antithesis — a Roman Catholic, brilliant, beautiful, and self-indulgent, who seeks a new sensation in tempting the raw country preacher who has yet to learn the perils of a prolonged flirtation. The scene, like that of most of Mr. Frederic’s books, is laid in a small country town, and he once more draws to the life the crudities and curiosities of American provincial life.

The Damnation of Theron Ware

The Damnation of Theron Ware

The Damnation of Theron Ware.

ISBN: 9783849681784

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Biography of Harold Frederic (from Wikipedia):

Frederic was born in Utica, New York, to Presbyterian parents. After his father was killed in a railroad accident when Frederic was 18 months old, the boy was raised primarily by his mother. He finished school at age 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 newspaper The Utica Herald and then The Utica Daily Observer. Frederic later became a reporter. Frederic married Grace Green Williams in 1877, and they had five children together. By 1882 he was editor of the newspaper The Albany Evening Journal in the state capital. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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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 sell his milk at the neighborhood creamery, and in a hundred ways ostracized and treated with scorn. To add to his burden, his son falls in love with the daughter of the arch-enemy of the family, a ranting Abolitionist, and then goes to the war, only to be reported “ missing“ after the battle of Antietam. Finally the farmer’s house is set on fire by a crowd of young roysterers who have come with the intention of tarring and feathering him and his “ hired man,“ and then the reaction in favor of the Copperhead sets in. The book ends with the return of the „missing “ soldier and the reconciliation of his father’s family with that of the young school-teacher in whom he is interested. Mr. Frederic’s descriptions of life in a rural community at the beginning of the war are true, and his character studies not only have power and individuality, but are evidently based upon careful observation of real life. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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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 riches, the temptations in the way of those who would be rich, the problems arising before society in the matter of providing ways for the moral elevation and intellectual enlightenment of the laboring classes, these are all involved in the story, but it is the heroism, the self-devotion, and the final tragic triumph of one poor girl which form the central motive of a discerning and impressive book. Mr. Frederic has a wonderful command of his material. The whole atmosphere of Thessaly in its rude, new-world incompleteness, its narrow perspective, its tremendous possibilities, is admirably suggested, for Mr. Frederic is an uncompromising artist, and he spares no line, however ungraceful, that will serve to make the picture complete. What one admires most in the work of Mr. Frederic is the straightforward,earnest, sincere manner in which he goes to the end in view. Undertaking to depict certain phases of life for his readers, he allows full play to every light and shadow. Realism with him does not mean a seeking out of the low and bestial, or even a preference for what is hard and unlovely; it simply means that he will make no deliberate selection in defiance of nature’s own truths. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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