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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674190016

Publication Date: 09/01/1996

Academic Trade

384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

The John Harvard Library


The Damnation of Theron Ware seems likely to survive...The combination of delicate mannerliness and merciless savagery with which Frederic sets about abasing Theron is not easy to describe; but, if one could make the admittedly prodigious effort of imagining an Emma written from the point of view of Mr. Elton by an ebullient exile from Utica, New York (and ending with the full power of an Irish-American Emma’s scorn turned upon the luckless person), some idea of its shocking comprehensivity might be grasped.Times Literary Supplement

Containing the realism of Howells, the moral complexity of James, and the comic manner of Mark Twain, the novel--a finer book, incidentally, than Lewis’s Elmer Gantry--warrants reading.St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Of great interest both as a novel and as a double-barrelled social document.Manchester Guardian

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