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Democracy (1880)

by Henry Adams

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Democracy: An American Novel by Henry Adams (1880)

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a very entertining novel by the author of The Education of Henry Adams. Adams, grandson of J. Q. Adams is the perfect author to examine the subjects of love and power in the Capitol. ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
a very entertining novel by the author of The Education of Henry Adams. Adams, grandson of J. Q. Adams is the perfect author to examine the subjects of love and power in the Capitol. ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
a very entertining novel by the author of The Education of Henry Adams. Adams, grandson of J. Q. Adams is the perfect author to examine the subjects of love and power in the Capitol. ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
An incisive and amusing roman à clef, written by Henry Adams and published anonymously in 1880. It's amazing how relevant much of the story still feels, even 125 years on. Political intrigue, personal relationships, and societal tensions - you'll find 'em all here in this delightful satire. ( )
  JBD1 | Feb 28, 2015 |
Like Jane Austen's novels this is about society, relationships between men and women and the mistakes we often make in our judgements of people. Imagine Pride and Prejucide with a fair dose of politics and an exploration of power and corruption. ( )
  denmoir | May 7, 2013 |
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Like O, and the Clinton-era Primary Colors before it, Democracy was an anonymously published roman à clef, causing a stir in political circles when it appeared in 1880. Unlike those authors' anonymity, however, the secret of Adams' authorship held for 35 years. [...] Democracy, though distinctly an artifact of its historical moment, boasts some true artistry.
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For reasons which many persons thought ridiculous, Mrs. Lightfoot Lee decided to pass the winter in Washington.
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“…lurking in the breast of every American Senator…[is the idea that] democracy, rightly understood, is the government of the people, by the people, and for the benefit of Senators.”
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First published anonymously in 1880, the mother of all (American) political novels is the story of Madeleine Lee, a young widow who comes to Washington, DC, to understand the workings of government. "What she wanted was POWER." During the course of the novel, she sees enough of power and its corruptions to last her a lifetime.

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