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Democracy : an American novel

Author: Henry Adams
Publisher: New York, Airmont Pub. Co. [1968]
Series: Classics, CL164
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1880, the anonymously penned Democracy prompted widespread speculation and guessing games as to its author's identity. It is the story of Mrs. Lightfoot Lee, a society widow, and Silas Ratcliffe, the most influential member of the Senate, who, throughout the novel, pursues Mrs. Lee while at the same time battling her for power. Set in Washington in the 1870s, Democracy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Adams
OCLC Number: 1099994
Description: 190 pages 18 cm.
Series Title: Classics, CL164
Responsibility: [by] Henry Brooks Adams. Introd. by Clarence A. Andrews.

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An immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1880, the anonymously penned Democracy prompted widespread speculation and guessing games as to its author's identity. It is the story of Mrs. Lightfoot Lee, a society widow, and Silas Ratcliffe, the most influential member of the Senate, who, throughout the novel, pursues Mrs. Lee while at the same time battling her for power. Set in Washington in the 1870s, Democracy presents a scathing and incisive look at the intricate inner workings of politics and corruption that remains relevant today.

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