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The Great American Novel Revisited By DL Mullan, M.A.
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What is the Great American Novel? And who would want to write such a thing anyway? In this essay, these questions are asked and answered.
An American Politician: A Novel By F. Marion (Francis Marion) Crawford
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Francis Marion Crawford (August 2, 1854 – April 9, 1909)... More > was an American writer noted for his many novels, especially those set in Italy, and for his classic weird and fantastic stories.Crawford was born in Bagni di Lucca, Italy, the only son of the American sculptor Thomas Crawford and Louisa Cutler Ward, the brother of writer Mary Crawford Fraser (aka Mrs. Hugh Fraser), and the nephew of Julia Ward Howe, the American poet. He studied successively at St Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire; Cambridge University; University of Heidelberg; and the University of Rome.In 1879 he went to India, where he studied Sanskrit and edited in Allahabad The Indian Herald. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion_Crawford< Less
Democracy: An American Novel! By Henry Adams
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Democracy: An American Novel is a political novel written by Henry Adams. Democracy is a novel about political power, its acquisition, use and abuse. It is set at the beginning of a new... More > administration, with the election campaign just over and the new President of the United States just having been elected. However, all the characters depicted are entirely fictitious. The new president's Christian name is Jacob, while his full name is never revealed. In a 1961 foreword to the novel, Henry D. Aiken states that the U.S. president of the novel "bears some resemblance to Andrew Johnson, to Garfield, and to Grant". Henry Adams was the original "Anonymous" political author. and Democracy remains one of the finest political novels ever written. The novel , whose authorship was not revealed until the 1920s, tells the story of Madeline Lee, a wealthy young widow who comes to Washington, D.C. a generation after the Civil War. She becomes a famous hostess, an informal power broker..< Less
Democracy - An American Novel By Henry Adams
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Democracy: An American Novel is a political novel written by Henry Adams. Democracy is a novel about political power, its acquisition, use and abuse. It is set at the beginning of a new... More > administration, with the election campaign just over and the new President of the United States just having been elected. However, all the characters depicted are entirely fictitious. The new president's Christian name is Jacob, while his full name is never revealed. In a 1961 foreword to the novel, Henry D. Aiken states that the U.S. president of the novel "bears some resemblance to Andrew Johnson, to Garfield, and to Grant". Dates are never mentioned either, but internal evidence (at one point a 25-year-old woman says that she was "almost an infant" during the Civil War) suggests it is set in the late 1870s. In Democracy, the newly-elected President of the United States is depicted as the epitome of provincialism, incompetence and corruption.< Less
The Job: An American Novel By Sinclair Lewis
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harry Sinclair Lewis (/ˈluːɪs/; February 7, 1885... More > – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H. L. Mencken wrote of him, "[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade ... it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds. "He has been honored by the U.S. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Lewis< Less
Democracy, an American novel By Henry Adams
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Henry Brooks Adams (February 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918) was... More > an American historian and member of the Adams political family, being descended from two U.S. Presidents.As a young Harvard graduate, he was secretary to his father, Charles Francis Adams, Abraham Lincoln’s ambassador in London, a posting that had much influence on the younger man, both through experience of wartime diplomacy and absorption in English culture, especially the works of John Stuart Mill. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Adams< Less
The Great American Novel By Mike DeWolfe
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If there ever was a book about one good question, then it's this novel. The Great American Novel dares to ask if "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?"
The Great American Novel By Mike DeWolfe
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If there ever was a book about one good question, then it's this novel. The Great American Novel dares to ask if "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?"
Democracy: An American Novel By Henry Adams
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Madeleine Lee, the daughter of an eminent clergyman, is a woman of independent means. Now a 30-year-old widow from New York who, five years ago and in quick succession, lost her husband and her baby,... More > she used to be "a rather fast New York girl" before her marriage but now is virtually unable to get over the great loss she has suffered. Bored stiff by New York society, Madeleine Lee decides to go to Washington to be close to the hub of politics. Together with her sister Sybil Ross, she arrives in the capital, and in no time her salon becomes the meeting place of important people in the city. Although she has no intention whatsoever of becoming romantically involved, from among the group gathering around her two men emerge who would very much like to marry her: John Carrington, who is truly and deeply in love with her; and Silas P. Ratcliffe, whose marriage to Madeleine Lee would help him advance his political career.< Less
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