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The Damnation of Theron Ware

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Author: Harold Frederic
Published: 1896
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,046
mnybks.net#: 2701
Origin: gutenberg.org

A classic in which provincial upstate New York minister Theron ware meets sophisticated Catholic beauty Celia Madden, exciting and disturbing his world.

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on his pompous manner with her, and then deciding to smile again as he moved off. The circumstance that he was to get an additional three hundred dollars yearly in his new place was not mentioned between them.

By a mutual impulse the young couple, when they had at last gained the cool open air, crossed the street to the side where over-hanging trees shaded the infrequent lamps, and they might be comparatively alone. The wife had taken her husband's arm, and pressed closely upon it as they walked. For a time no word passed, but finally he said, in a grave voice,--

"It is hard upon you, poor girl."

Then she stopped short, buried her face against his shoulder, and fell to sobbing.

He strove with gentle, whispered remonstrance to win her from this mood, and after a few moments she lifted her head and they resumed their walk, she wiping her eyes as they went.

"I couldn't keep it in a minute longer!" she said, catching her breath between phrases. "Oh, WHY do they behave so badly

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.09.09
Sardo Weems
*****

A great book. About two-thirds of the way through it gets excruciating--you wish Theron was standing in front of you so you could dope-slap him upside the head and say "Don't do THAT!"

Good writing, good characterization, and above all honest. The author condemns no one, and glosses nothing over.


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