Show Bookstore Categories

Democracy: An American Novel!

ByHenry Adams

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 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..

Details

Publication Date
Mar 11, 2014
Language
English
ISBN
9781304929198
Category
Reference
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Henry Adams

Specifications

Format
EPUB

Ratings & Reviews