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Henry Adams, a Biography
His great grandfather and his grandfather had been presidents of the United States, and to a small boy this seemed a matter of course in his family. But Henry Adams, belonging to a later generation,Expand
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The Ferment of Realism: American Literature 1884-1919
Preface to the first edition Preface to the 1981 reissue 1. American realism: a grammar of motives 2. Novels and novelists: the era of Howells and James 3. Literature of argument 4. Lives of theExpand
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Literature and the continuances of virtue
Virtue, as used here, connotes integrity--that living force that issues from persons, societies, or texts in consequence of their accomplishing their distinctive ends. Professor Berthoff outlines theExpand
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