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The education of Henry Adams : an autobiography

Author: Henry AdamsSamuel ChamberlainHenry Seidel CanbyDaniel Berkeley UpdikeMerrymount Press,All authors
Publisher: Boston : Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Merrymount Press, 1942.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An autobiography that records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in his later years, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century. It is also a sharp critique of 19th-century educational theory and practice and provides a glimpse into the intellectual and political life of the late 19th century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Education of Henry Adams.
Boston : Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Merrymount Press, 1942
(OCoLC)892025427
Named Person: Henry Adams; Henry Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Adams; Samuel Chamberlain; Henry Seidel Canby; Daniel Berkeley Updike; Merrymount Press,; Limited Editions Club,; Limited Editions Club Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 1749565
Notes: Designed by Daniel Berkeley Updike. Cf. Newman & Wiche.
Limited edition of 1,500 copies, signed by the illustrator.
Includes index.
Issued in a slipcase.
UW Libraries has limited ed. copy no. 455.
Description: xvii, 485 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Quincy (1838- 1848) --
Boston (1848- 1854) --
Washington (1850-1854) --
Harvard College (1854-1858) --
Berlin (1858- 1859) --
Rome (1859- 1860) --
Treason (1860-1861) --
Diplomacy (1861) --
Foes or friends (1862) --
Political morality (1862) --
The battle of the rams (1863) --
Eccentricity (1863) --
The perfection of human society (1864) --
Dilettantism (1865- 1866) --
Darwinism (1867- 1868) --
The press (1868) --
President grant (1869) --
Free fight (1869-1870) --
Chaos (1870) --
Failure (1871) --
Twenty years after (1892) --
Chicago (1893) --
Silence (1894--1898) --
Indian summer (1898- 1899) --
The dynamo and the virgin (1900) --
Twilight (1901) --
Teufelsdrockh (1901) --
The height of knowledge (1902) --
The abyss of ignorance (1902) --
Vis inertiae (1903) --
The grammar of science (1903) --
Vis nova (1903- 1904) --
A dynamic theory of history (1904) --
A law of acceleration (1904) --
Nunc age (1905).
Responsibility: illustrated with twelve etchings by Samuel Chamberlain and with an introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.

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An autobiography that records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in his later years, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century. It is also a sharp critique of 19th-century educational theory and practice and provides a glimpse into the intellectual and political life of the late 19th century.

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