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The Education of Henry Adams : World's Classics - Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 11th September 2008
ISBN: 9780199552368
Number Of Pages: 560

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As a journalist, historian, and novelist born into a family that included two past Presidents, Henry Adams was forever focused on the experiences and expectations unique to America. A prompt bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Education of Henry Adams (1918) recounts his own and his country's development from 1838--the year Adams was born--up to 1905, thus incorporating the Civil War, unprecedented capitalist expansion, and the growth of the United States as a world power. Adams considered the nation both a success and a failure, and this paradox was the very impetus that compelled him to set down his Education--in the pages of which he also voiced a deep skepticism about mankind's ability to control the direction of history. Written with immense wit and irony, reassembling the past while glimpsing at the future, this book wholly expresses what Henry James declared the "complex fate" of being an American. Adams's thoroughly documented vision remains one of the most absorbing American autobiographies ever written.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

ISBN: 9780199552368
ISBN-10: 0199552363
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 11th September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.39

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