Search-icon

The Education of Henry Adams

(A Modern Library E-Book)

By

eBook published by Modern Library (Random House Publishing Group)

Larger Image
have you read it? rate it!
Histogram_reset_icon
(1 REVIEW)
ADD TO MY SHELF
About This Book
The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death, Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his Education, a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates on his sense of disorientation with the scientific and technological expansion over his lifetime. After his death the book was commercially published, going on to become a best-seller and to win the Pulitzer Prize.
Show less
The Education of Henry Adams is the autobiography of the Bostonian Henry Adams. As he approached his seventieth birthday when the mind wakes to find itself looking blankly into the void of death, Adams wrote and privately printed 100 copies of his Education, a reflection on the incredible events of the 19th century. Adams meditates on his sense of disorientation with the scientific and technological expansion over his lifetime. After his death the book was commercially published, going on to become a best-seller and to win the Pulitzer Prize.
Product Details
eBook
Published: November 1, 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780679641063
Other books byHenry Adams
  • Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

    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

    John Randolph
    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.

    Democracy

    Democracy
    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

    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.

Favorite QuotesFROM THIS BOOK
Quote Cannot be Empty

Submitted quotes are usually posted within 48 hours

ThanksYour Quote Will be posted Shortly
Bookish