Other books byHenry Adams
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres
Privately printed in 1904 for the delectation of his nieces (and commercially published in 1913), this extended essay by Adams is an amalgam of history, travel, and poetry celebrating—and mourning the loss of—the unity of medieval society as captured in these two great French cathedrals.
John Randolph, known as John Randolph of Roanoke, represented Virginia in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and once famously stated, "I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality." Ideal for history buffs, Henry Adams's biography of this prominent politician examines Randolph's tumultuous career and disdainfully covers his preference for Jeffersonian policies rather than the Federalist politics of Adams's own ancestors.
An American Novel
An instant bestseller when first published in 1880, Democracy is the quintessential American political novel. At its heart is Madeleine Lee, a young widow who comes to Washington, D.C., to understand the workings of power. Pursued by Silas Ratcliffe, the most influential member of the Senate, Madeleine soon sees enough of power and its corrupting influence to last her a lifetime.
Democracy-an American Novel
This novel was published anonymously in March 1880 and soon appeared in various unauthorized editions. It wasn't until the 1925 edition that Adams was listed as author.