The Americanization of Theron Ware

Bramen, Carrie Tirado
September 1997
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall97, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Presents an interpretation of the novel entitled `The Damnation of Theron Ware,' by Harold Frederic reflecting his anxieties about his waning contact with America in the context of its growing heterogeneity. Examination of the consequences of social contact and the process of American cultural conversion; Frederic's position on Americanism as reflected in the ending of the novel.


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