2013年4月4日 星期四

Henry Adams


Henry Adams 是奇人.

Henry Brooks Adams (February 16, 1838 – March 27, 1918; normally called Henry Adams) was an American journalist, historian, academic and novelist. He was the grandson and great-grandson of John Quincy Adams and John Adams, respectively. He is best known for his autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams and History of the United States During the Administration of Thomas Jefferson. He was a member of the Adams political family.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Adams

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The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838–1918), 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. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. The Modern Library placed it first in a list of the top 100 English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century.[1]

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原書seeing list 的引言將Henry Adams 誤記為Henry James

Henry Adams summarized his notions of travel in a 1902 letter to one of his nieces: "My idea of paradise is a perfect automobile going thirty miles an hour on a smooth road to a twelfth-century cathedral."

 http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/easyrider/data/HAdams.htm


1895
Adams makes his first systematic study of the Gothic architecture of Normandy cathedrals and Mont Saint Michel in the company of Henry and Anna Cabot Lodge.

1904
Privately prints Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. Contributes chapter on Clarence King in Clarence King Memoirs. In the spring, accompanies Secretary of State John Hay to the opening of the St. Louis Exposition.

1912
Issues a second private edition, slighty revised, of Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. Is partially paralyzed by a cerebral thrombosis, April to late July.

A Chronology of Henry Adams's Life
1838-1918

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