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First Edition. Octavo, green cloth, brown labels, gilt letters, 797 pp. Very Good+ in a chipped dust jacket. ÔThis new collection of Henry Adams letters throws fresh light on the man. Here is the well-known Adams brusqueness and eccentricity, and here also is his litt-known warmth and tenderness. This is the most complete picture yet presented of Henry Adams. He emerges as a scholar, teacher, writer, and warm-hearted dilettante. There are about 650 letters in this collection, written to a hundred different people, and they date from 1858 to 1918...An important introduction brings out many significant details of Adams's life...it also offerrs a much needed interpretation of his autobiography. The book resents a picture of sixty years of American and world history with pungent and spicy comments on life in Boston, Washington, and the capitals of Europe, with a shrewd appraisal of many important public figures...'
Title: Henry Adams and His Friends: A Collection of His Unpublished Letters. Compiled, with a Biographical Introduction, by Harold Dean Cater.
Location Published: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1947.
Categories: American Biography
Seller ID: 4716s