The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic audiobook

The Damnation of Theron Ware

By Harold Frederic
Read by Henry Strozier

Blackstone Publishing
13.93 Hours Unabridged
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Theron Ware is a promising young Methodist pastor recently assigned to a congregation in the Adirondack Mountains, which Frederic modeled after Utica, New York. His education and experiences have been limited to church society and his strict enforcement of its norms. Theron begins to question the Methodist religion, his role as a minister, and the existence of God. His “illumination” consists of his awakening to new intellectual and artistic experiences embodied by several of his new acquaintances. These figures include the town’s Catholic priest, who introduces him to the latest Biblical scholarship; a local man of science; and a local Irish Catholic girl with musical talent and artistic pretensions, with whom Theron becomes infatuated. But ultimately, these characters grow disappointed in Theron, who initially represented an interesting social specimen but whose emergence from  naïveté and disparagement of his congregation disappoint them. Having lost his vocation and his new friends, Theron departs for Seattle, where he imagines he might use his oratorical skills to enter politics.

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Summary

Summary

Theron Ware is a promising young Methodist pastor recently assigned to a congregation in the Adirondack Mountains, which Frederic modeled after Utica, New York. His education and experiences have been limited to church society and his strict enforcement of its norms. Theron begins to question the Methodist religion, his role as a minister, and the existence of God. His “illumination” consists of his awakening to new intellectual and artistic experiences embodied by several of his new acquaintances. These figures include the town’s Catholic priest, who introduces him to the latest Biblical scholarship; a local man of science; and a local Irish Catholic girl with musical talent and artistic pretensions, with whom Theron becomes infatuated.

But ultimately, these characters grow disappointed in Theron, who initially represented an interesting social specimen but whose emergence from  naïveté and disparagement of his congregation disappoint them. Having lost his vocation and his new friends, Theron departs for Seattle, where he imagines he might use his oratorical skills to enter politics.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A minor classic of realism.” Jonathan Yardley, Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic

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Author Bio: Harold Frederic

Author Bio: Harold Frederic

Harold Frederic (1856–1898) was an American journalist, foreign correspondent, and novelist. He was born in Utica, New York, to Presbyterian parents. He wrote several early stories, ranging from the American Revolution to the Civil War, but it was not until he published Illumination in 1896, better known by its American title, The Damnation of Theron Ware, followed by Gloria Mundi in 1898, that his gifts as a novelist were fully realized.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 13.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English