New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams

New Essays on The Education of Henry Adams

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John Carlos Rowe
Cambridge University Press, 29/08/1996
EAN 9780521445511, ISBN10: 0521445515

Hardcover, 176 pages, 22.1 x 14.6 x 1.9 cm

This volume in The American Novel series addresses the established reputation of The Education of Henry Adams as a classic work of American autobiography and canonical work of American literature. Examining The Education in terms of early twentieth-century American attitudes to education, gender, US foreign policy, and historiography, these essays add considerably to our understanding of the Education as an expression of its time. The approaches of the four contributors - John Carlos Rowe, Brook Thomas, Martha Banta, and Howard Horwitz - complement each other, even though the specific topic explored by each scholar is distinctly different from the others. The result is a remarkably coherent volume that explains in original ways the continuing importance of The Education of Henry Adams as literature and history.