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Henry Adams - American Writers 93

Henry Adams - American Writers 93: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1971
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Henry Adams - American Writers 93
    Book Description:

    Henry Adams. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5167-2
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Henry Adams
    (pp. 5-46)

    On December 6, 1885, fate almost, in Henry Adams’ words, “smashed the life” out of him. His wife, Marian Hooper Adams, on that day took a fatal dose of potassium cyanide. Suicide makes a clean sweep of the past and present; worst of all, it repudiates love. Adams was a man of few intimacies. “One friendship in a lifetime is much,” he wrote; “two are many; three are hardly possible.” Certainly his two were Clarence King, the geologist, and John Hay, the biographer of Lincoln. And there were others like the painter John La Farge with whom he had warm...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 47-48)