Democracy: An American Novel (Penguin Classics)

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An instant bestseller when first published in 1880, Democracy is the quintessential American political novel. At its heart is Madeleine Lee, a young widow who comes to Washington, D.C., to understand the workings of power. Pursued by Silas Ratcliffe, the most influential member of the Senate, Madeleine soon sees enough of power and its corrupting influence to last her a lifetime.

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"[One] of the most perceptive books ever written about Washington." --Maureen Dowd, "The New York Times "

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Henry Brooks Adams was an American novelist, journalist and historian. He was born in Boston in 1838 into one of the most prominent political families of the time - both his grandfather and great grandfather had been US Presidents. Adams graduated from Harvard in 1858 and later became a political correspondent and journalist.

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