The Letters of Henry Adams, Volumes 4-6: 1892-1918

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Henry Adams' letters are among the best in the language. They are, in Alfred Kazin's words, magnificent, his most spontaneous arid freest literary works. With the completion of this edition, they may well be judged his most significant achievement. The letters are not a gloss on a life's work; in a real sense they are his life's work' the reviewer for American Literature stated. We encounter Adams in 1892 at a turning point in his career, at the beginning of the period in which his leading ideas would he crystallized and ...

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