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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres (Penguin Classics)

By: "Adams, Henry"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics:

Seller ID: 9780140390544

ISBN: 0140390545

Condition: acceptable


Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive conceits, Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century turning the study of history into a kind of theater. As Raymond Carney d... View more info

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Henry Adams: Novels: Mont Saint Michel; The Education - Democracy: An American Novel; Esther: A Novel; Mont Saint Michel and Chartres; The Education of Henry Adams; Poems

By: "Adams, Henry"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: LIBRARY OF AMERICA: ©1983

Edition: (1st printing)

Seller ID: 9NT040

ISBN: 0940450127

Condition: NEAR FINE/ No DJ


"As new except for @ a dozen folded page corners and Strand sticker inside front cover. The Education is the 1919 Pulitzer Prize winner by the grandson & great-grandson of 2 American Presidents which was originally self-published; Democracy was originally published anonymously and pirated by many; Mont St. Michel & Chartres is a classic in both art history and American literature. Navy cloth with gilt lettering on spine, printed endpapers, bound-in ribbon bookmark, 1246 pages, 8x5"" (20.3x13cm)" View more info