Daniel Aaron, 25 January 1990
Show More Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels.
Harvard, 504 pp., £19.95, November 1989, 9780674387355Show More
The Letters of Henry Adams: Vols I-VI edited by J.C Levenson, Ernest Samuels, Charles Vandersee and Viola Hopkins-Winner.
Harvard, 2016 pp., £100.75, July 1990, 0 674 52685 6Show More
“... Henry Adams is a rare bird in American letters: rich, autonomous, and socially unassailable; descendant of Presidents, secure within the genteel Establishment, yet holding himself aloof from it; historian of his country, toward which he felt a proprietary concern; and, by his own reckoning, ‘a failure in politics and literature, in society and in solitude, in hatred and in love ...”