The Damnation of Theron Ware


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The Damnation of Theron Ware (published in England as Illumination) is an 1896 novel by American author Harold Frederic. It is widely considered a classic of American realism. The novel reveals a great deal about turn-of-the-century provincial America, religious life, and the depressed state of intellectual and artistic culture in small towns.

The novel centers on the life of a Methodist pastor named Theron Ware who has recently moved to a fictional small town in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, which Frederic modeled after Utica, New York. A promising young pastor recently married, Theron has a number of experiences that cause him to begin to question the Methodist religion, his role as a priest and even the very existence of God. His moral decline (or illumination) is heightened through his dealings with Father Forbes, the town's Catholic priest; Dr. Ledsmar, a local atheist, philosopher, and man of science; and Celia, a local Irish Catholic girl, a species of aesthete, with whom Theron becomes hopelessly infatuated. (Introduction by Wikipedia) (12 hr 43 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 21:41 Read by Greg W.
02 - Chapter 2 27:41 Read by Greg W.
03 - Chapter 3 23:04 Read by Greg W.
04 - Chapter 4 20:44 Read by Greg W.
05 - Chapter 5 19:36 Read by Greg W.
06 - Chapter 6 23:17 Read by Greg W.
07 - Chapter 7 21:24 Read by Greg W.
08 - Chapter 8 20:20 Read by Greg W.
09 - Chapter 9 25:32 Read by Greg W.
10 - Chapter 10 23:34 Read by Greg W.
11 - Chapter 11 22:08 Read by Greg W.
12 - Chapter 12 18:14 Read by Greg W.
13 - Chapter 13 24:23 Read by Greg W.
14 - Chapter 14 26:32 Read by Greg W.
15 - Chapter 15 24:16 Read by Greg W.
16 - Chapter 16 24:34 Read by Greg W.
17 - Chapter 17 24:23 Read by Greg W.
18 - Chapter 18 21:57 Read by Greg W.
19 - Chapter 19 31:20 Read by Greg W.
20 - Chapter 20 23:33 Read by Greg W.
21 - Chapter 21 30:34 Read by Greg W.
22 - Chapter 22 24:55 Read by Greg W.
23 - Chapter 23 23:05 Read by Greg W.
24 - Chapter 24 28:41 Read by Greg W.
25 - Chapter 25 29:42 Read by Greg W.
26 - Chapter 26 19:59 Read by Greg W.
27 - Chapter 27 12:56 Read by Greg W.
28 - Chapter 28 27:24 Read by Greg W.
29 - Chapter 29 25:25 Read by Greg W.
30 - Chapter 30 30:20 Read by Greg W.
31 - Chapter 31 28:16 Read by Greg W.
32 - Chapter 32 13:41 Read by Greg W.