Although it languished in relative obscurity for several decades, the novel The Damnation of Theron Ware has recently experienced a revival in popularity as it has been identified as one of the earliest examples of realism in American fiction. An idealistic young minister finds himself facing a profound crisis of faith, and he succumbs to a series of temptations. Can he put things right before it's too late?
American author Harold Frederic tackles the complexities of late-nineteenth-century capitalism in this thought-provoking novel. Antihero Joel Thorpe is an archetypal example of the rags-to-riches success story, but rather than relying solely on pluck and hard work, Thorpe gleefully cheats and steals in the process of amassing his fortune. It's a nuanced look at the changing face of industry during a key transitional period in history.
Explore the diverse forces and factors that helped forge the American character is this gripping historical novel from Harold Frederic. Set in the mid-eighteenth century in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York, In the Valley presents a compelling view of the various groups of immigrants, natives and other newcomers who were forced to find a way to live together amidst a rapidly changing culture.
Explore an often-overlooked aspect of the American Civil War in this gripping historical novel from Harold Frederic. Protagonist Abner Beech, a farmer in upstate New York, is staunchly opposed to the war and insists that the deleterious battle must be ended at all costs—even if that means striking a compromise with the rebel forces. It's a view that's very unpopular in the community, and Beech's family suffers dearly for his controversial...