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Few works have so firmly established their position in American literature as The Education of Henry Adams. As a man of extraordinary gifts and learning and a member of one of the greatest American families, Henry Adams wrote an insightful exploration of himself and the tumultuous age in which he lived. In the words of Van Wyck Brooks, he "revealed a phase of American history with unparalleled boldness and truth."In spite of his illustrious background and Harvard schooling, Henry Adams asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and the new technology. His intention was to write a kind of handbook to prepare "young men, in universities and elsewhere, to be men of the world, equipped for any emergency." The result is what many consider to be one of the finest autobiographies ever written.
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auth_author2 Colacci, David., Kandinsky, Wolfram., McDonough, John., Nadel, Ira Bruce., Parker, Philip M., 1960-, Samuels, Ernest, 1903-1996., Samuels, Jayne.
author Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
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display_description The Education of Henry Adams is among the oddest and most enlightening books in American literature. Henry Adams was the grandson of a President and the great-grandson of another one. He was also the son of the American Ambassador to England, and his secretery. As such he rubbed elbows, literally, with Presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt and with many of the great figures of his time. This audiobook contains thousands of memorable one-liners about politics, morality, culture, and transatlantic relations: "The American mind exasperated the European as a buzz-saw might exasperate a pine forest." There are astonishing glimpses of the high and mighty: "He saw a long, awkward figure; a plain, ploughed face; a mind, absent in part, and in part evidently worried by white kid gloves; features that expressed neither self-satisfaction nor any other familiar Americanism...." (That would be Abraham Lincoln; the "melancholy function" his Inaugural Ball.) But most of all, Adams' book is a brilliant account of how his own sensibility came to be. A literary landmark from the moment it first appeared, the autobiography confers upon its author precisely that prize he felt had always eluded him: success. This Pulitzer Prize-winner is considered by many to be one of the three greatest autoboigraphies ever written (the other two being Benjaman Franklin's and Jean-Jacques Rosseau's). Published shortly after the author's death in 1918, The Education of Henry Adams is a brilliant, idiosyncratic blend of autobiography and history that charts the great transformation in American life during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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series Oxford world's classics, Riverside editions
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subject_facet Adams, Henry, -- 1838-1918, Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, English language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, Historians -- United States -- Biography, Readers for new literates, Thai language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, Thai language -- Readers for new literates, Travelers, United States
title_display The education of Henry Adams
title_full Education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] Adams, Henry., The Education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] Adams, Henry., The education of Henry Adams / Henry Adams ; edited with an introduction and notes by Ira B. Nadel, The education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] / Henry Adams, The education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] Adams, Henry, 1838-1918., The education of Henry Adams. Edited with an introd. and notes by Ernest Samuels. Jayne N. Samuels, assistant editor
title_short The education of Henry Adams
topic_facet Adams, Henry, Audiobooks, Electronic books, English language, Historians, Readers for new literates, Thai language, Travelers