Una travolgente passione per la vita può accompagnarsi a una strenua volontà autodistruttiva. Fiona Maye, stimato giudice dell'Alta Corte britannica, vede le due forze all'opera nel giovane Adam Henry, malato di leucemia, che per ubbidire a un precetto religioso rifiuta la trasfusione che può salvarlo. Stretta nella morsa di una vita privata fragile e di un ruolo pubblico che la vuole esempio di misura e distacco, Fiona dovrà dare un nuovo senso alla parola responsabilità.
The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams in his later years, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. The Modern Library placed it first in a list of the top 100 English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century. The Education is much more a record of Adams's introspection than of his deeds. It is an extended meditation on the social, technological, political, and intellectual changes that occurred over Adams's lifetime. Adams concluded that his traditional education failed to help him come to terms with these rapid changes; hence his need for self-education. The organizing thread of the book is how the "proper" schooling and other aspects of his youth, was time wasted; thus his search for self-education through experiences, friendships, and reading. Two aspects set The Education apart from the common run of autobiographies. First, it is narrated in the third person; second, it is frequently sarcastic and humorously self-critical.
Author: Adam Henry Carriere
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: 2016-12-19
"Every bit as intense and vivid as James Joyce's 'Araby', this tender, sweet tale nearly startles in the accuracy of its portrayal of the powerful emotions of young love," MILES takes you on an unforgettable journey through the limbo of emerging sexuality to chronicle a way of life barely imagined by those outside its boundaries. With the shadow of his parents' bitter divorce looming over him, Miles struggles to make meaning of his emerging gay identity. By accompanying Miles on his passage, you will be repaid in pure entertainment, with players who are natural forces, emotional outcomes that will please you, and a quest that continually asks you what friendship and love not only are but can become. And without apology or cliché MILES gives readers a series of literary yet dynamic, bittersweet yet romantic ripostes. If you think that only one thing can happen between gay teenagers, surprise and delight awaits you in this "strangely beautiful work of art."
The naturalist tradition in American fiction was a product of the tremendous changes wrought in late nineteenth-century America by the development of science and technology and by the intellectual upheavals associated with the ideas of Darwin, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. This book is an account of naturalism, perhaps the strongest and most influential intellectual tradition or, as Harold Kaplan would argue, mythology to affect modern American literature and culture.Kaplan approaches the naturalist writers through a study of Henry Adams. He sees in Adams the paradigmatic intelligence of his time a prophetic mind, though not a seminal one and a man absorbed with the twin notions of power and order. Adams's major work illustrates the joining of a literary imagination and moral temperament with an almost obsessive response to the science, economic life, and politics of his world. Adams's work exemplifies what Kaplan calls the myth of metapolitics a view of human struggle and fate profoundly dominated by naturalist concepts of power.Kaplan then turns to the fascination that power in its various manifestations material, moral, social, political held for writers such as Dreiser, Norris, Crane, and others. Their dramatic plots, characters, and allegorical images are examined in detail. In wider reference, this book should concern those who are interested in problems of modern ethics and politics in the effort to harmonize concepts of value with images of power and natural order.
Author: Mary Alice Wertz
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
Release Date: 1985
This is a comprehensive listing of the 12,000 persons who were married in Loudoun County from the date of its creation until the introduction of marriage licenses in 1853. And not only does the work provide us with a list of married couples but also with all the other information in the records likely to be of value to the researcher: date of marriage bond and ceremony, place of residence, age, names of parents or names of bondsmen, sureties, and witnesses.
Author: Henry Adams
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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 his major literary works take shape. He had survived the shock of his wife's suicide and had completed his great History of the Jefferson era, and after his long journey in the South Seas his frustrated passion for Elizabeth Cameron had begun to calm. His wanderlust now took him to the Carolinas and the Rockies, to Mexico, Cuba, Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Italy, central Europe, Russia, and the North Cape. His interest came increasingly to center on the geopolitical present and the medieval past. Prompted by the Panic of 1893, he began an intensive study of the new finance capitalism and the imperial power it created; by the end of the decade he was beginning to foresee the shift of global dominance from Britain to the United States and Russia. Meanwhile a tour of the churches and abbeys of Normandy fired his imagination and led to the absorption in the art and culture 0f medieval France that would bear fruit in Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres At his home on Lafayette Square, across from the White House, he became an informal adviser to statesmen, John Hay and Theodore Roosevelt among them. Out of his friendly association with scientists arid his own study of science came his conviction that the dynamo and radium were bringing a revolution in physics. His germinating ideas about science, technology, and economic power were conveyed in his letters over many years before they were formulated in The Education of Henry Adams, his "Study of Twentieth-Century Multiplicity." The Adams who emerges from the letters is far more complex, contradictory, and human than the protagonist of the Education. He writes to women, Mrs. Cameron above all, about politics, economics, and science as well as social news and palace gossip, just as he writes to men about art as well as power. The multiplicity of his interests, his sharp perceptions, eye for telling detail, and passion for generalization, together with his irony and wit, make his letters the engrossing record of an extraordinary life-in-progress and an incomparable commentary upon his age.
Marian Hooper Adams--Clover, as her friends called her--was an accomplished photographer and a witty, irreverent free spirit who moved easily within the cultural circles of nineteenth-century Boston. Why, then, in 1882, at the age of forty-two, did she swallow a lethal dose of potassium cyanide? And why did her husband of thirteen years fail even to mention her in his autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams? These and other questions are explored in this first paperback edition of Eugenia Kaledin's pathbreaking biography. The book re-creates the intense intellectual, cultural, and moral life of Boston and New England before, during, and after the Civil War and helps us to understand what could drive such a gifted, intelligent, and privileged woman to take her own life. Included is a portfolio of Adams's photographs of her husband and his famous circle.