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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 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
Democracy an American Novel By Henry Adams
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The Great American Novel By Elvis Prestley
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The Great American Novel* By Zack Peercy
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This "book" is a collection of short stories, plays, and essays written by a 17 year old boy. Topics include jobs, friendship, love, and werewolves.
The American By Henry James
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The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876–1877 and then as a book in 1877. The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and... More > melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th-century American business. He encounters both the beauty and the ugliness of Europe, and learns not to take either for granted. The core of the novel concerns Newman's courtship of a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family.< Less