Harold Frederic

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Birthday
19, 1856
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 19, 1898 (42)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1856
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 19, 1898 (42)

About

An American fiction writer and journalist, he is best known for his 1896 novel, The Damnation of Theron Ware, which is considered a minor classic of modern realism. His other works include In the Valley, March Hares, and The Market Place.

Before Fame

He worked as a photographer for four years. He published his first novel, Seth's Brother's Wife, in 1887.

Trivia

He worked for many years as a London-based correspondent for The New York Times.

Family Life

With his wife, Grace Green Williams, he had five children. Through his extramarital relationship with Kate Lyon, Frederic fathered three more children.

Associated With

He and Harrison Salisbury both worked for The New York Times.